Ms. Youdon Aukatsang was born on 19th October 1970. She has done her MA in International Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA, MA in International Politics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, and BA from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University. She has worked as a Senior Program Officer at Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) for four years since 2000. She has also been a member of the executive committee of the Tibetan Women’s Association and has worked as a Research Associate at the TWA from 1994 to 1996. She has been serving the Tibetan community in various capacities for more than 20 years without any sectarian biases. Her area of interest includes democracy & human rights, Sino-Tibetan issues, international relations, women & youth empowerment, education & societal development, etc.

Ms. Aukatsang was earlier elected to the 14th, 15th, and 16th TPiE. She is the Founding Director of Empowering the Vision Project (ENVISION). She is currently the Managing Trustee of the Empowering the Vision Project, and a member of the 17th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile from Dhotoe province.