Sonam Wangmo Dukpa-Jhalani is a development worker and a writer. She currently is on the Strategy Committee, and is the co-founder of Greener Pastures, an initiative that raises awareness on environmental issues, at The British School in New Delhi.  She is also a Director for Drukyul’s Literature Festival: Bhutan Echoes, and an advisor to GOKAB, a community centre for learning in Bhutan. She has worked on development projects based in Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Myanmar. She has a MA in economic development, and a MFA in Creative Writing and Literature.  She is the recipient of the Leslie Epstein Global Fellowship award at Boston University. Her non-fiction articles have appeared in Kuensel, Yeewong magazine and The Raven.  She has taught fiction writing workshops at Boston University, The British School, Royal Thimphu College and at Mountain Echoes. She is presently working on finishing a book of fictional stories set in South Asia.

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