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Tenzin Jamyang

Tenzin-JamyangName: Tenzin Jamyang

Job Title: Graduate Student

Educational Qualification:
1) M.S., Environmental Management, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2) Bachelor of Education, University of Jammu, Jammu
3) Bachelor of Science, Punjab University, Chandigarh

My role & responsibilities (Job description) briefly:
There are two main categories in the field of Environment: Environment Studies and Environmental Science. Environmental Studies involve study of human interactions with the environment. It has a more of social science approach. Environmental Science on the other hand is more scientific based and involves examining the effects of human activity on nature. Both are multidisciplinary fields of study.
Among many components Environmental Data analysis (Statistics) is an essential requirement of the study. This is used to also an important component of the study needed for analysis of the evidences and thereby confirmation or rejection of the hypothesis. Currently I am pursuing Masters of Science in Environmental Management (MSc.EM). The degree provides the necessary background knowledge and skills for analyzing, assessing and managing a wide range of environmental issues, as well as determining solutions to specific problems.The program consists of 13 courses and one Masters research project/paper to be completed at the end of final semester. I have completed courses including Environmental Health, Environmental Chemistry, Applied Ecology, GIS, Solid Waste Management, Energy and Resources and Intro to Geospatial Technology.

Work Experience:

  • Environmental CoordinatorApril, 2009 to Present
    Assisting in the Hot Stuff Climate Net project of My Climate Organization which aims in bringing together climate change views and project ideas of young people from all over the world. (www.hotstuffclimatenet.org/ www.myclimate.org) (facebook: hotstuffclimatenet)
  • Power Save Campus Intern June 2014 to Present
    Part of Alliance to Save Energy Team involved in the project Power Save Campus at the University of San Francisco, California (UCSF). (www.ase.org) (www. sustainability.ucsf.edu)
  • Renewable Energy Intern June 2014 to August 2014
    Assisted with the development of an outreach plan for the renewable energy program and staff with various administrative and project support tasks. (www.sfenvironment.org)
  • Science Instructor June 2007 to June 2013
    Taught science and technology to middle and senior level students at Tibetan Children's Village School, Dharamsala Cantt.

My advice to someone interested in this field:
Being observant and research minded are the key characteristics of someone involved in this field. Begin by asking a question. Unless you are assigned to work on a broader issue, my personal suggestion for any budding young minds is to narrow down your topic of interest. For example, rather than asking the question how can Sun power the world or a country or even a state, one can ask how can solar energy be used to power your house ? In doing so you have narrowed down the topic to a comfortable level from where you can start and ultimately I am quite sure you will have a much better understanding and knowledge on how solar can power the world. The next step is the collection of information. Is my house getting enough sunlight? How much sunlight is needed to light a bulb? What is the best device to collect solar energy and transform it into electricity? Who knows about it? and so on. This should be followed by evaluation of the evidences. Often one will be required to assess your findings by weighing the pros and cons associated with it, and then make a sincere unbiased claim based on that.