Lhadolma Sherpa Hometown: Malden, Massachusetts and Nepal
School/Major: University of Massachusetts Boston /B.A. in Political Science | Ethnicity: Tibetan-American | Other Language(s): Tibetan, Nepali, Hindi
What drives me: Being a Tibetan who has had no homeland and who sought refuge first in Nepal and then in the United States has definitely influenced me and made me the person I am today. Although I was born in Nepal, I never identified myself as a Nepali-Tibetan but rather as a Tibetan. Being a racial/ethnic minority in the U.S. has made me more conscious of matters that affect not only the Tibetan community but other disenfranchised, minority groups as well who lack a real voice.
What I'm doing now: I'm a legal assistant at a law firm in Newton, Massachusetts!
Placement: State Senator Katherine Clark (D-Melrose),