Gauri Rajbaidya is an immigrant from the Newa ethnic group in Nepal. His past social involvements include helping found a non-profit organization in Nepal called the Society for Urban Poor; leading a grant to increase diversity at his undergraduate college in US; evaluating outreach program that aimed at increasing first-generation-college bound students from the poor communities of Indiana. He is also involved with Colored Pencils Art Collective of Portland, ACE Mentor program and Environmental Professionals of Color. Currently, he works with SERA Architects overseeing the design and construction of the Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal building in Portland.