Samtso Kyi, hailing from Tibet, is currently studying at UC Davis about honeybees and their ecosystem. She will share her work on cultivating Tibetan Medicine with Shangri-La Gyalthang Academy in Tibet. Samtso Kyi is a social entrepreneur who has dedicated her life to organizing local communities across eastern Tibet. In years of strengthening Tibetan communities, Samtso Kyi has gained experience in the challenges of rural, nomadic, and marginalized urban areas. She is the Founder & CEO of Shangri-La Gyalthang Academy, a locally registered charity in Dechen, Kham. She comes from a semi-nomadic Tibetan family in Labrang, Amdo. She knows first-hand the harsh lives of Tibetan women and the barriers to access to quality healthcare, education, and economic opportunities. Through her far-reaching community work, Samtso Kyi has become an ardent advocate of women’s empowerment and children’s nutrition. Her current work focuses on applying indigenous knowledge to the development of Tibetan Women’s Beekeeping.