Editorial Team

Meet our wonderful group of dedicated volunteers

TP Mishra

Executive Editor

A father, husband, public speaker, and a freelancer, Mr. Mishra returns to this news portal as the Executive Editor after he had served in the same capacity for nearly three years

Hem Rizal

Managing Editor

Hem Rizal is a former high school teacher and college adjunct who taught mathematics on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota from 2016-20.

Section Editors

Arati Chapagai

Blog/Social Media Manager

Arati Chapagai is a second-year student at Ohio State University majoring in Criminology on a pre-law track. She aspires to be a criminal lawyer in the future but apart from that, she is determined to be an active leader with the Bhutanese Community.

Sanjay Gurung

Blog/Social Media Editor

Sanjay Gurung is a diligent scholar, who recently graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training. He is a former Nepali speaking Bhutanese refugee who resettled in the United States in the summer of 2008.

Susanna Pradhan

Faces of Bhutan Editor

Ms. Susanna Pradhan is a senior Anthropology and Global Studies major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). Although she came to the US at a young age, she strongly identifies with her Lhotshampa (Bhutanese-Nepali) community.

Biraj Adhikari

Multimedia Editor

Born as a Bhutanese-Nepali refugee in south east Nepal, Mr. Adhikari is a vibrant young American who rejoices in learning, teaching, and working with new technologies while serving the community

Dhaka Timsina

Community News Editor

Mr. Dhaka Timsina was born in Bhutan. He started pre-school in Bhutan but had to leave the country along with other 100,000 Nepali speaking southern Bhutanese to be a refugee in Nepal at a very young age.