Astha Joshi has an undergraduate degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) from the Asian University for Women. She has worked at Samriddhi, ‘The Prosperity Foundation’, a think tank organization based in Nepal where she assisted in the research work on Kirana Pasals ( mom and pop shops), which was focused on identifying the barrier to growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). At Samriddhi, Astha also co-authored a policy paper for “Improving Industrial Relations in Nepal” prepared under the banner of Nepal Economic Growth Agenda (NEGA) 2014, She recently finished a research work on the regulatory barriers of cycle-rickshaws ( e-vehicle) in Biratnagar.
Astha is also involved with Safal Nepal (SN), an organization that works for raising awareness on environment related issues, on facilitating education system, and enhancing skills of youth to empower the community as a whole. SN is also dedicated towards promoting and conducting services from immediate relief to a complete recovery for people affected by disaster. She along with other team members at Safal Nepal had been active in providing relief materials to villages in the Kavre region right after the earthquake. As part of the school rebuilding initiative, Safal Nepal conducted a two day art workshop with artists from Gallery Mcube at one of the public school in Kavre affected by the earthquake where they established an eco-art club.