Tenchoe Gyatso, is Interim Vice President and Director of Outreach at the International Campaign for Tibet. Born as a Tibetan refugee in the small hill town of Dharamsala, India, the seat of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the exile Tibetan administration, she was educated at the Tibetan Children’s Village school, Dharamsala and St Bedes College in Shimla, India. She served as an elected member of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile for two terms (1991 – 1997) during which time, she traveled widely to Tibetan settlements in India to strengthen understanding of the democratic system of the exile Tibetan government and to speak on Tibet to various governmental and NGO groups in Europe and the United States. After moving to the United States in 1998, she continued her activism as a private individual, and also served as a community leader and event organizer in raising awareness about Tibet. She joined the staff of the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), based in Washington DC as Special Assistant for Advocacy in 2008. At ICT, she expanded her activism to spotlight Tibet, through working to organize annual Tibet lobby action days at the US Congress, Tibetan-American youth leadership training programs, ICT member outreach through numerous talks, events and engagement programs.

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