Chime Dolma is the assistant director of service learning and a teacher in the Middle School History Department. She also helps plan Riverdale’s global studies trips.

She grew up in Tibet as an illiterate nomadic yak herder before leaving behind her family to pursue a chance at education in India. After immigrating to the United States, she received a bachelor’s in political science from Middlebury College and a master’s in International Educational Development from Columbia University.

Inspired by her own teachers, she made teaching her profession. She is also a co-founder and the president of a nonprofit organization called YindaYin Coaching that mainly serves Tibetan immigrants in Queens. Watch video.