Tenzin Nangkyi

Tenzin Nangkyi who won the Isabel Mc Isaac Scholarship, is a clinical liaison nurse for a non-profit hospice in Washington, D.C. while she is pursuing her masters of nursing and masters in business administration, MSN/MBA, at Johns Hopkins University. Born and raised in India, Tenzin earned her undergraduate degree at Berea College in rural Kentucky then moved to New York  to work as a critical care nurse. One of her primary interests is providing community service in Tibet through Matchik, a global non-profit organization promoting civic engagement and intercultural dialogue.  She served as co-chair of Matchik’s Health Committee that oversaw the start-up of a medical clinic in the earthquake zone of Jyekundo I Yushu Prefecture. She also played a key leadership role as Chair of Machik Weekend in 2013 and 2014.