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Namaste! I'm Arjab Dhakal. 

I am a graduate student at New Mexico State University concentrating in engineering psychology.

I am a critical thinker, who is known for open-mindedness, perspicaciousness, and a passion for learning and creating meaningful relationships. I adapt and thrive in fast-changing environments and I value inclusive and accessible inventions that make human lives better.



New Mexico State University, Las Cruse, NM, USA --- M.A. in experimental psychology with a focus in social and engineering psychology. 
August 2021 - May 2023

Soka University of America,  Aliso Viejo, CA, USA— B.A. in liberal arts.

August 2016 - May  2020

Concentration: Social and Behavioral Sciences, GPA: 3.76.

Universidad de Antonio Nebrija,  Madrid, Spain— Study Abroad.

February 2019 - June 2019

Spanish Language and Conversation: High Beginning.


Optimal Performance and Mental Consulting, L.L.C., Web Developer and Designer.

Aliso Viejo, CA, USA| Jan 2020 - May 2020

  • Developed and designed a WordPress business website for a private consulting company based in Aliso Viejo, California, that focuses on enhancing the performance of young athletes, especially young baseball players.
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Soka University of America, President Research Assistant.

Aliso Viejo, CA, USA| June 2019 - August 2020

  • Conducted literature reviews, created Qualtrics surveys, and designed experiments the explore the effects of visualization, need for cognition, motivation, and group dynamics on self-control strength.

  • Collaborated with  Dr.Seiji Takaku to clean and analyze data using SPSS.

Vision Dolpo, Researcher and Teacher

Dho-Tarap, Dolpo, Nepal| Summer 2018

  • Conducted interviews, collected surveys, and wrote reports to explore the socio-economic condition of the people of the village,  and its impact on student’s learning experience at the school.

  • Taught mathematics, english, and computer studies to grades 5 to 8 and assisted teachers to implement activity-based classrooms for grades 1 to 8.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Foundations of UX Design| Google Certificate Specialization| Coursera|April 2021

  • Joining Data with Pandas| DataCamp |April 2021

  • Python Data Science Toolbox ( Part 1)| DataCamp |March 2021

  • Data Manipulation with Pandas|DataCamp |March 2021

  • Intermediate Python|DataCamp |March 2021

  • Python 3 Course| Codecademy|September 2020

Skills and Languages

  • ​Qualitative and quantitative research  

  • Data analytics with Python, SQL, SPSS

  • Wix, WordPress, Qualtrics, Amazon Mechanical Turks

  • Languages 

    • Bilingual: Nepali (native), English

    • Conversational: Hindi, Bhojpuri, Spanish (B1)​

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