California & St John's 2012
Current Place of Residence: Albany, California
University: Stanford University
Other Information: Tenzinis a senior at Stanford University majoring in honors Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity,with a Feminist Studies minor. A Truman scholar, she is an emerging leader in the Tibetan diaspora, having served as Regional Coordinator for Students for a Free Tibet and executive member of San Francisco Team Tibet. As a fellow at the Stanford School of Medicine's Center for Compassion, Tenzin hosted a dialogue with the Dalai Lama and Chinese students in 2010 and created a critical thinking program for Tibetan refugee children. Tenzin has served as Diversity Chair for the Associated Students of Stanford University, on the Board of Directors for Stanford Daily, and in various student advisory groups including Program on Human Rights and First Generation/Low-Income. Tenzin is involved in interfaith dialogue and is a student coordinator for President Obama’s Interfaith Challenge. Her thesis will focus on intergenerational differences in India.