From a young age, Sharif, a native of Nepal, has been active in community development – be it through individual projects or through organizations such as Rotary, United Nations and 350.org. Consequently, in 2014 he along with his project partner, Surya Karki, co-founded the Nepali Chapter to a 501 (c) INGO Diyalo Foundation focused on rural development where he serves as an International Coordinator and the Director of Sustainability. Currently an undergraduate in Hamilton College, NY, USA and majoring in Bio-chemistry and Economics, Sharif finds himself active in his college’s Social Innovation Team, the e-board for TEDxHamilton and the Student Assembly as a Class Representative. He was also selected as one of Hamilton's prestigious Social Innovation Fellows for 2015. Apart from work, Sharif enjoys dancing especially hiphop, contemporary and African. He is also in his college's hip hop performance group known as HEAT on campus.