Tenzin Seldon

CEO
Kinstep

Tenzin Seldon was raised in the Indian Himalayas, her family having fled there from Tibet. She immigrated to the United States as an adolescent. Tenzin graduated with honors from Stanford University, followed by University of Oxford, where she was the first Tibetan-American Rhodes Scholar. Tenzin has spent her career advocating for disenfranchised communities, leading Climate Justice League chapters around the US, working on negotiations with Israel and Palestine, and, most recently, at the United Nations Regional Office of Asia and the Pacific. At the UN, Tenzin witnessed many young migrants experiencing hardships assimilating to a new country. She was a visiting lecturer at Rangsit University and Univesity of California, Berkeley. Tenzin’s work has been recognized around the world: as a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree and Forbes magazine "Most Likely to Impact the Next Century." She is also recognized as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, a Harry S. Truman Scholar, and one of OZY Magazine’s “5 Civil-Rights Leaders for a New Generation."

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