Trinley Palmo, MPH, was born and raised in India to Tibetan refugee parents. She holds a Bachelors in Science and Education from the Regional Institute of Education, India. She then received a Masters of Public Health and an advanced graduate certificate in health communications from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY under the Fulbright Program. She has been working for the last ten years in the Tibetan community in India in the field of education, public health program management and international development.
She previously worked as the Head of Public Health Division at the Department of Health, Central Tibetan Administration based in Dharamsala, India from 2012 to 2015 where she supervised its numerous public health programs including the Torture Survivors’ Rehabilitation Program. In addition, she coordinated public health trainings and travelled to various Tibetan refugee camps in some of the remotest parts of India to promote health awareness through culturally relevant forms of community engagement at the grassroot level. In 2012, she conceptualized and implemented a youth empowerment program for a group of newly arrived Tibetan refugee youths in India which was awarded the Fulbright alumni award from the American Center, New Delhi. She is an alumnus of the HPRT Program and is currently pursuing her Master of Social Work at the Washington University in St. Louis as a Danforth Scholar.