I started my career as a Forestry Officer in 2008 under the Department of Forests and Park Services, Royal Government of Bhutan. In 2010, I joined the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment and lead the Water and Climate program. While at the Institute, I served as the Dean of Academic Affairs and member of the National Water Resource Board of Bhutan. I also served as the Chief Forestry Officer of Forest Resources Management Division under the Department of Forests and Park Services. Prior to joining the SFS, I worked as Project Coordinator at the Royal Society Protection of Nature- a pioneer environmental NGO in Bhutan.
I am a trained forest manager and also have a Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Life Sciences from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria.
I also work as a Principal Scientist-Resource Management at the Bhutan Ecological Society.
Academics & Research
UNESCO- The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Affiliate
TWAS- Young Researchers Affiliate Network
Reviewer - Sherub Doenme: The Research Journal of Sherubtse College
I am interested to explore the long-term societal impacts of climate change on biodiversity conservation and solutions for enhancing ecosystem and community resilience in Bhutan.
Grants & Awards
Dedicated Civil Service Award 2018 “ Bronze Medal” [10 Years dedicated Service to ‘Tsa Wa
Sum’, King Country and the People of Bhutan]
UNESCO -The World Academy of Sciences -Young Affiliate 2018-2022.
Young Leader Science and Technology in Society Forum (STS Forum), Kyoto, Japan