Mentor Spotlight: URGYEN DOLMA

July 27, 2017

The Mentor Spotlight series by Project YETI aims to showcase the amazing young Tibetans involved in our YETI Mentorship program and share some of their valuable advice publicly for young Tibetan students. We'll be posting a new Mentor Spotlight every day, so stay tuned!



Urgyen Dolma spent most of her childhood in Nepal and moved to NYC at the age of twelve. She is a senior at Fordham University, with a major in International Political Economy and hopes to work towards developing the least developed countries. Having done a variety of internships from Rubin Museum to being a youth rep at the United Nations, she is currently interning at Viacom International's Business Intelligence department.


What three words would you use to describe yourself?

Honest, Spontaneous, and Adventurous.


What is a fun fact about you most people don't know?

I like singing.


What is your favorite quote?

"The Happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything," is my favorite quote because in making the best of every situation--having a positive mindset and appreciating every moment in itself--you already have the best experience and a sense of contentment.


What motivates you to be successful/achieve?

I truly believe that everyone has great potential and I desire to be my best self while helping others.


If you could offer one piece of advice to Tibetan students in their college application process, what would it be?

Know you are worthy and deserving of the very best but also stay grounded and humble. Be considerate and create a good experience for people around you but also question everything and address your concerns.


If you could offer one piece of advice to Tibetan students entering the college experience, what would it be?

Participate in classes, get to know your professors, explore different fields of studies, ask questions to adults about their careers, apply for internships, make a few genuine friends, experiment carefully and be open minded.


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