Tim Huang, '14, MA '14
Investing in Bhutan's youth
I was drawn to the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan because of my interest in how the young democracy in transition was thinking differently about sustainable development and the well-being of its people.
Thanks to a Haas summer fellowship, I spent two consecutive summers in college implementing a youth employment project with a local nonprofit, the Bhutan Youth Development Fund.
After graduating from Stanford, I returned to Bhutan through the Omidyar Network International Public Service Fellowship, one of the Haas Center's postgraduate fellowships. During my fellowship year, I worked to strengthen educational equity as a researcher for the Royal Academy, His Majesty the King's Secretariat.
I have since served as a program officer at the Bhutan Youth Development Fund, organizing child protection and youth empowerment programs with partners like UNICEF.
Over the last three years, working in Bhutan has reinforced my belief that investing in the promise of our children and youth creates a more just and sustainable world.