Tenzin Shakya is a first generation Tibetan +American journalist reporting on current affairs for ABC News, Nightline. A Bay Area native, Shakya graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism with a Masters in Broadcast Journalism and earned her B.A. in Journalism + Women and Gender Studies at San Francisco State University. 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, PBS Thirteen.org, ABC News and various other online media sites.