Kalyani Rai

School of Education/Education Policy & Community Studies Associate Professor Kalyani Rai, who led fund-raising for Nepal earthquake survivors through the Milwaukee Nepali Pariwaar, will visit Nepal beginning June 19 to present the $60,000 raised locally to the prime minister of Nepal. She is UWM’s only Nepali-born faculty.

When a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, Milwaukee’s Nepalese community knew about it immediately.

Social media beat news media. Facebook and Twitter messages from earthquake survivors in Nepal kept their family and friends in Milwaukee aware of the destruction “in real time,” according to Kalyani Rai, a UWM associate professor and native of Nepal.

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