Dr. Giri came to the United States in 2007. He completed his undergraduate degree from Oregon State University in Agribusiness Management with a minor in business. To further his education he then started graduate school at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he earned his MS in agricultural economics with a minor in statistics. After completion of this degree, he briefly worked as an analyst for Smart Chicken and then as a statistical analyst for the state of Nebraska's Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Giri applied and was awarded the prestigious Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) at University of Nebraska- Lincoln, and completed his doctoral degree in Agricultural Economics. During his Ph.D. studies he went to Europe and was trained in role simulation games for natural resource management and conflict resolution at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Vienna, Austria and Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD, French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development), National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (IRSTEA).