Welcome to the India blogs page! Below is a little bit about the staff that will be leading this summer. Enjoy!
Dan Meyer has been active in the field of experiential education since 2000. Since that time, Dan has facilitated hundreds of groups as an environmental educator, a wilderness trail guide, a high and low ropes challenge course facilitator, a youth-at-risk counselor, and, of course, as an international service-adventure guide for Lifeworks. Dan is a dedicated academic and holds his Masters in Experiential Education, and an avid traveler with countless stories from North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Dan is responsible for the coordination of all operational aspects of our programs, and aims to deliver the very best experiences for Lifeworks students.
Wen King was born in Taiwan and raised in Minneapolis. Wen graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature in 2006. During her undergraduate years, Wen developed a passion for travel. She found a life-changing connection to Tibet and its rich cultural heritage during this time, and now works alongside Tibetan exiles as a community organizer. She looks forward to introducing students to Dharamsala, a town which she has grown to love and now calls home.
Tenzin Losel was born in Tibet and left in 1997 to live in exile in India. He is now based in Dharamsala, India, where he works as a researcher for the Washington based nonprofit, International Campaign for Tibet and freelance translator. His research work involves monitoring the situation in Tibet through media reports and interviews with newly arrived Tibetan refugees. His credits as a translator include the book Witness to Tibet’s History and parts of Unlocking Tibet. He also participated as a speaker in the conference Re-Imagining Tibet.
Abhishek Madhukar has worked as a tour guide for the past 10 years leading unsuspecting tourists across India and Nepal to quench his own wanderlust. He contributes for a variety of publications, and when he isn’t chasing the Dalai Lama or local news stories for Reuters news agency, he tunes into sermons on Buddhist philosophy or contemplates his new life in a curious Himalayan town.