Suman Kumar began working as a machinist and welder at an early age. After the Nepal earthquake, he collaborated with non-profits on disaster response and prevention projects that involved designing and manufacturing machines, building 5,365 shelters for over 26,000 earthquake victims. He founded a social venture to rebuild schools destroyed by the earthquake using earthquake-resistant technology and has built two additional schools for over 150 students who had limited access to education. He has been invited to speak at international conferences, including European Development Days in Brussels, One Young World in Bogota, and HPAIR at Harvard University. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he will be pursuing a Masters of Global Affairs at Tsinghua University.