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UA student aids Nepal through relief efforts

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With the earthquakes in Nepal directly relating to her field of study, Shakya jumped at the chance to go home with the non-profit group, Build-Change, to do relief work when the first quake hit. With the earthquakes in Nepal directly relating to her field of study, Shakya jumped at the chance to go home with the non-profit group, Build-Change, to do relief work when the first quake hit.

TUCSON - After the devastating earthquakes in Nepal, a University of Arizona student is helping her home county through relief efforts.

Ulina Shakya, who is from Nepal, is a UA graduate student studying civil and engineering mechanics.

With the earthquakes in Nepal directly relating to her field of study, Shakya jumped at the chance to go home with the non-profit group, Build Change, to do relief work when the first quake hit.

Shakya's relief work would be considered a case study for school, She would also be able to check on her family and friends.

"I am definitely worried about the people here, how they are, my friends and family," said Shakya. "I wanted to know, by myself, how the situation is."

The UA graduate student said, at this point, she is not sure when she will return to Tucson.

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