Tenzin Sangmo is a Tibetan journalist, born and brought up in India. She studied Media Technologies and worked as a travel and music blogger before graduating from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism with an MSc. in Journalism in May 2017. She is interested in covering human rights and conflict resolution issues. She iscurrently a freelance Journalist and website designer based in Ladakh.
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism – NY, NY Graduated in May 2017
Master of Science, with focus on Newsroom Reporting, Data Journalism, Reporting Human Rights with coursework in Column writing, Investigative reporting, Business of Journalism and multimedia skills. Covered Jackson Heights as a beat and wrote multiple breaking news and features from Queens and Manhattan. Received “honours” in the Business of Journalism class and worked as a Reporter for NYCitylens. Wrote 6,000-word master’s project about US-based Tibetan women activists working for Tibet.
Makhanlal Chaturvedi National School of Journalism – India June ’12
Masters of Arts in Mass Communication with a concentration in Multimedia New Editing and Corporate Communication.
North Eastern Hill University – India June ’10
Bachelor of Arts in Media Technologies with a concentration in Photography, Audio, and Video. Additional classes in Advertising & Public Relations, Print and Web designing.
Spiritual Travel Blogger, Omalaya Travel – Dharamshala, India (Dec ’15 to Feb ’16)
Wrote a story a week on Buddhism for leading Tibetan Buddhist Travel Agency in Northern India.
Content Writer, Foetron Inc. – Gurgaon, India (January 2013 to May 2013)
Wrote multiple stories and travel listicles per day for the blog of this cloud computing start-up that became the Microsoft cloud partner of the year in 2016. Managed social media accounts and learned SEO.
Member of SAJA
Night shift Customer Care Executive at outsourced offices of American Express & Aon Hewitt in Gurgaon, India (August 2013 – November 2015. Solved American customer’s query about their Amex Credit Card and Medical Insurance (including Medicare, Medicaid, disability benefits) respectively.
Expert Technical Support for IBM outsourced office in Gurgaon, India (May 2012 – September 2012)
Troubleshoot the technical issues faced by British customers of Virgin Media.
Freelance WordPress website designer
Data Journalism: Learned how to make use of publicly available data using OpenRefine and Python.
Social Media Management: Maintained social media accounts of Omalaya Travel, Foetron and its clients.
SEO tools: Learned actively about SEO and Google Analytics.
Multimedia Editing: Completed courses in InDesign, Photoshop & Premiere Pro. competent in multimedia editing.
Language: Tibetan (Mother Tongue) Proficient in Hindi and English.