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It’s hard to find someone from Himalayan community being celebrated in the mainstream America. Behind The Peaks podcast is a response to the growing number of Himalayan professionals. Every episode, we embark on showcasing the unique journeys of Himalayan professionals in America. If you are pursuing higher studies in America and aspire to enter the professional world or you are already in the professional world, you are not alone.

It’s hard to find someone from Himalayan community being celebrated in the mainstream America. Behind The Peaks podcast is a response to the growing number of Himalayan professionals. Every episode, we embark on showcasing the unique journeys of Himalayan professionals in America. If you are pursuing higher studies in America and aspire to enter the professional world or you are already in the professional world, you are not alone.
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United States

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It’s hard to find someone from Himalayan community being celebrated in the mainstream America. Behind The Peaks podcast is a response to the growing number of Himalayan professionals. Every episode, we embark on showcasing the unique journeys of Himalayan professionals in America. If you are pursuing higher studies in America and aspire to enter the professional world or you are already in the professional world, you are not alone.

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English


Episodes

Tenzin Atsentsang - Endeavoring to Get Closer to the Tibetan Community

11/19/2019
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Tenzin Atsentsang, a Senior Account Executive at RedIQ, was born in Gangtok, Sikkim and moved to Beaverton, Oregon after his father was selected for the U.S. Tibetan Resettlement Project. Atsentsang recalls growing up in a predominantly White suburban neighborhood in Oregon, and doing the majority of his schooling around that area. In his 6th grade, he shares how he started paying more attention to education after seeing all his peers being celebrated for their accomplishments. Then,...

Duration:00:43:57

Tenzin Atsentsang - Endeavoring to Get Closer to the Tibetan Community

11/18/2019
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Tenzin Atsentsang, a Senior Account Executive at RedIQ, was born in Gangtok, Sikkim and moved to Beaverton, Oregon after his father was selected for the U.S. Tibetan Resettlement Project. Atsentsang recalls growing up in a predominantly White suburban neighborhood in Oregon, and doing the majority of his schooling around that area. In his 6th grade, he shares how he started paying more attention to education after seeing all his peers being celebrated for their accomplishments. Then,...

Duration:00:43:57

Tenzin Khedup - Adapting to a New Kind of Tibetan

11/5/2019
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Tenzin Khedup, a Solutions Consultant at AppNexus, shares about his childhood growing up in the NorthEast region of India and attending Lower TCV (Tibetan Children’s Village). We discuss his transition from India to America. He remembers attending school in Madison, Wisconsin and having a designated Tibetan translator for help. Khedup recalls feeling like a minority among minority as a Tibetan American, and recognizing a shift in the default language he uses to process ideas and communicate,...

Duration:00:46:10

Pemba Sherpa - Journey to Work at National Basketball Association

10/29/2019
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Pemba Sherpa, a Statistics Auditor at National Basketball Association, unfolds his inspiring story of growing up in Chabahil, Nepal and working at the NBA. We discuss his early experience of schooling in his formative years, and then moving to America to readjust in a new environment. He recollects shooting basketball in his backyard while taking care of his brother. We then talk about his experience playing for basketball teams at Bryant High School and Hunter College. This led him to...

Duration:01:20:42

Tenzing Sherpa - Defining His Relationship to the Himalayan Community

10/29/2019
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Tenzing Sherpa, an Analyst at JetBlue Airways shares his story of growing up in NYC. We discuss his journey through the American school system and colleges, as well as his recollection of a college class that led him to discovering his passion for public speaking. He shares his secret routine that he does right before any formal public speaking. We also discuss what it means for us Himalayan professionals in America, and how to provide value back to the community. He shares his trip to...

Duration:01:27:06

Trailer: Behind the Peaks

10/3/2019
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Join us as we embark on this journey to showcase the unique journeys of Himalayan professionals in America.

Duration:00:01:50