Suman Gautam was born in Nepal in 1983. He earned his bachelor’s and master's degree in geology in Nepal, and then came to the US to obtain his master’s degree in Geology/ Geophysics. He worked in Schlumberger in Houston as a Senior Geophysicist, where he applied data science skills in the study of geophysics. Besides his profession, Suman is also a musician who experiments with multiple genres. He picked up a guitar when he was a kid, started composition during undergraduate, and is now playing in Forest Anthem, a Nepalese rock/ metal band with folk influences. His other interests include hiking, photography, and exploring new food.