Tenzin Shakya is a first generation Tibetan-American Journalist/Producer with ABC News in NYC. Shakya graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism with a Masters in Broadcast Journalism. She’s been producing stories for six years in both private and non-profit publications. Before story-telling, she was a media associate at Rethink Media; a nonprofit organization working to shift the public discussion on issues related to peace and security, national security, and human rights. She was a former breaking news correspondent at the San Mateo County Times and The Oakland Tribune. Her work has been published in San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune, UptownRadio.org, Northattan, PBS Thirteen.org, ABC News and various other online media sites.