Padma 'tsho (Baimacuo) is Professor in the Tibetan Studies Department of Southwest University for Nationalities in Chengdu, China and currently serves as Instructor at Front Range Community College in Longmont, Colorado. She holds a Ph.D. from Sichuan University in Chengdu and M.A. from Central Nationalities University in Beijing. Her areas of research and teaching include Tibetan ritual, culture, and literature as well as the education of Buddhist nuns in Tibetan areas. Her articles have appeared in edited volumes such as Eminent Buddhist Women, edited by Karma Lekshe Tsomo, and numerous journals, including Contemporary Buddhism, China Tibetology, Journal of Ethnology, Sichuan Tibetan Studies, Religious Studies (Zhong Jiao Xue Yan Jiu), and Asian Highlands Perspective. In the last decade, Professor Padma 'tsho has spent time at several North American universities as a Visiting Research Scholar, including Harvard, Columbia, University of Virginia, and CU Boulder.