Tshering “Serena” Yudon

Scholarship Years: 2014

Current Employment

  • UX/UI Researcher at Blue Raster

Awards

  • The Field Service Award, 2015
  • P.E.O International Peace Scholar, 2014
  • Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace Scholar, 2013
  • Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty Scholar, 2012
  • David United World College Scholar, 2009

A problem solver at heart and an astute ethnographer by trade, Tshering “Serena” Yudon works to deliver impact-driven solutions. Having lived in six countries—from the peaks of the Himalayas to the western plains of the Mississippi River—she brings global insights and lessons learned to local problems and challenges.

At Middlebury College, she was a Davis United World College scholar and studied anthropology and sociology with a minor in Japanese. She received an educational grant to conduct an ethnographic study on youth substance abuse in her home country of Bhutan. She minored in Japanese language and upon graduating received honors from the Japanese National Honor Society.

As a Clinton School of Public Service student, Tshering was a P.E.O. International Peace scholar and rigorously pursued public service and global development. As one of the inaugural 2014 McLarty Scholars, she worked alongside Vital Voices to show programmatic impact by visualizing women’s business networks of 80 women, spanning across 32 countries. Her work was recognized and honored with the Field Service Award from the Clinton School for excellence in research and data visualization.

Tshering is currently working at Blue Raster as a User Experience designer, applying her knack for research, problem-solving and visual design. She is an author of a children’s book based on local folktales, “Bumo Jarim (Beautiful Girl),” which can be found at www.shingira.org.