Tenzin Yangkey
PhD Student

Tenzin Yangkey is a Ph.D. student in Geography at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her research interest lies in the interaction of climate change, tourism, and land use change in the trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh. Her master’s research focused on climate change impacts on Tibetan refugee pastoralists based in Ladakh, India. Building on her diverse educational background of an MA in Geography at the University of Arizona and a B.Sc. in Environmental Engineering from Duke University, she is deeply interested in transdisciplinary research methods and knowledge co-production with local communities. She is passionate about creating an inclusive community with fellow researchers, students, and enthusiasts to amplify Tibetan and Himalayan voices in global environmental justice and climate spaces.