Tenzin Khedup - Adapting to a New Kind of Tibetan

Season 1 | Episode 3
46m | Nov 5, 2019
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, from Tibetan to English. His transition to college was smoother due to the college preparation program he attended almost every weekend, and went onto work at a consulting job straight out of college. He shares how it is to work in the corporate world, and how to navigate it. Khedup plans to work for the next decade or so and hopefully volunteer by giving back to the community.
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