Tenzin NordonCompany: Tibetan Community Leader
Role: Podcast Presenter
Tenzin Nordon is a Tibetan-American leader with a passion and mission to bring sustainable change to communities. She immigrated to the United States with her family in 1998 and has been an active member of the Tibetan community in Minnesota since then.
In 2008, Nordon co-founded Lamton, a college access program for Tibetan youth in Minnesota, and led the program for 9 years. In 2015, she went on to co-found Youth for Umaylam to raise awareness for the Middle Way Approach through education, political advocacy, community engagement, youth empowerment & peaceful conflict resolution. She led the organization as its President for 2 years and Vice-president for 1 year. In 2019, Tenzin was recognized by the Central Tibetan Administration as a 5 Under 35 Youth Ambassador. In 2020, Tenzin was elected to the board of the Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota where she is currently serving as its Education Director.
Tenzin attended Carleton College and graduated in 2011 with a B.A. in Biology. In 2020, she graduated with an M.A. in Organizational Leadership- Strategic Management from St. Catherine University. Her master’s thesis explored how the Tibetan Exile Community can intentionally cultivate leadership among the next generation of Tibetan women. She is ecstatic to share her research, community work, and personal journey as a Tibetan Woman Leader through this podcast, and to build community among others who also believe in creating inclusive spaces where people can explore, learn, and thrive.