Wet Lab Technician
Prayush (or Pray) Pokharel joins Greentown Labs as Wet Lab Technician. Prior to Greentown, Pray worked as the Operations Assistant at Ginkgo Bioworks. There he was charged with managing the inventory and technology in the lab spaces, and assisting the scientists with anything and everything. He held a similar role at his alma mater, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he managed multiple lab spaces containing equipment from as early as the 17th century. Pray was also a teaching assistant at UMass, citing his crowning achievement as getting the students so enthusiastic about physics they took the second level of the course, for fun!
Pray is passionate about the advancement of clean tech and is curious about a variety of sciences, so being at Greentown Labs is the ideal setting for him. But Pray is not all STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and Lab work, he has a creative side earning a Certificate in Film at UMass and worked as a DJ for the campus radio. To this day he still compiles playlists of music he wants to share with the masses. Pray is also very familiar with the food and beverage industry in Boston, working as a bartender for 3 years, even picking up an award along the way! He often tests out new recipes and messages local bartenders to get some mixology tips.
Pray lives in Somerville and can often be found walking around Union or Assembly, usually listening to an audiobook or one of his multiple playlists. In his free time, Pray likes to learn little skills and random facts, wanting to be the Swiss army knife of parlor tricks and bar trivia.