Board Of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Nick is passionate about education and excited to support Trek to Teach as it brings motivated teachers to Nepal.
Nick is currently the Regional Program Manager for Latin America and Africa at Vittana, a Seattle-based social enterprise that creates student loan programs in developing countries. Previously, he served as a Kiva Fellow, focusing on training and capacity building at 3 microfinance organizations across Paraguay and Bolivia.
Nick also worked in Rwanda, providing student services and program development for Generation Rwanda, a non-profit college scholarship organization serving young people affected by Rwanda’s 1994 genocide.
Nick graduated from Columbia University with a degree in American Studies.
Member of the Board and Legal Council
Aaron obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from The University of Arizona in 2003, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2007. He also received his LL.M. in International Business and Trade Law from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 2008.
Aaron first started his Intellectual Property experience when he was hired as the sole law clerk on an antitrust and illegal patent tying case that was ultimately heard before the United States Supreme Court. He then drafted technology transfer agreements and worked on enforcement matters for an international law firm in Beijing, China.
Aaron currently advises the firm’s North American, European, Indian, and Australian clients on different aspects of Chinese Intellectual Property Law. He specifically focuses on how best to introduce technology into China, and deals heavily with advising Kangxin’s clients on how best to effectuate positive enforcement of their Intellectual Property Rights.
Aaron travels frequently, lecturing and speaking at conferences about infringement and enforcement measures in China.
Member of the Board
Kyle has lived and/or traveled to 28 different countries and has an extensive background in entrepreneurship, finance, and management. After receiving his business degree from California Polytechnic Institute of San Luis Obispo in June 2006, he took a job in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to work as the Occupational Committee President of a new start-up division within the large NGO, Sonhar Acordado.
Since his return to San Diego in 2007, he has worked as the Office Manager for a construction and real estate development company and obtained an MBA in Business Technology Management.
Kyle has extensive experience in entrepreneurial finance, strategic management, and project management. In his free time he enjoys working on his house, growing exotic subtropical palms and plants, and spending time with his new wife.
Member of the Board
Bijaya Devkota is the Founder and Chairman of the Gorkha Foundation. Gorkha Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, grassroots organization working to improve living conditions and strengthen the economy in poor and marginalized communities in the Gorkha region of Nepal. He also serves as a Board Member for Lending Promise, a 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to providing small loans to poor Nepali women to form small businesses and give them literacy and small business training support to ensure that their businesses are a success. With their business income, they’re able to afford enough food for their children and to send them to school. And education changes everything — not only for those children but for their entire villages and ultimately, economies.
He has more than 17 years of experience in education and technology. He is the Chief Information Officer at Charles County Public Schools in Maryland, USA. He provides vision and leadership in the development and implementation of the educational solutions. Previously he worked at Coopers & Lybrand, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and IBM where he provided information technology, strategy, architecture, customer relationship management expertise to clients. He also taught at American University in Washington, D.C. for five years.