Tenzin Ngawang is a new staff member in LSG's Refugee Services. A former refugee himself, recently he shared part of his personal journey with the rest of LSG. Now we would like to share it with you all. Please join us in welcoming Tenzin!
I arrived in the U.S 13 years ago to be reunited with my family in N.Y. We were Tibetan refugees in Nepal since the late 60's and the early 90's as Asylees in the U.S. I graduated with a degree in Business Management but unlike most of my friends didn't take a job in Corporate America which brings me to Refugee Resettlement. I have a background in the Hospitality business and planned to live all over the world but after 5 years of service lost sight of my goal and found the work unfulfilling. I then had a brilliant idea to try working at non-profits and I always wanted to live in Southern California. So I packed my bags moved to San Diego and found a job with Goodwill Industries. In the past 13 years I have lived and worked in New York City, Northern Virginia, San Diego and finally, Atlanta which hopefully will be the last stop. I moved to the city 4 months ago, married a childhood friend and started the process of seeking employment. This new phase in my life gave me the opportunity to focus on a career path in Social Services, specifically working with Refugees. It seemed only natural that being a Refugee all my life and now that I finally have a country to call my own, to help others seek the same goal with the best of my abilities. I hope I can be of good service to the Organization. Thank You.