Each month, we highlight individuals working to make the justice system more accessible to DC residents. Meet Bibek, who has joined the DC Bar Foundation as a Communications Temp.
Name Bibek Basnet
The DC Bar Foundation
Where did you grow up?
What brought you to DC?
Nonprofits, friends, and city life (I went to school in rural Vermont)
What was your first job in DC, and what did you learn?
Canvass Directing for a grassroots advocacy group. I learned how to talk with strangers and accept rejections.
Favorite Vacation Spot
Lumbini- the birthplace of Buddha
One item from your bucket list
Being the lead singer for a band
Most rewarding element of your work
When I can enjoy my work while also being able to help someone
List three main challenges you faced early on in your career
Physical illness, ego, lack of mental stamina
Your dream for our legal system is…
Simpler and more accessible