Yale Himalaya Initiative

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Yale Himalaya Team

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Designer and Coordinator

Mila Dorji is a sophomore at Yale studying neuroscience and global health. Raised in Bhutan and California, Mila aims to continue exploring the Himalayas through his involvement in YHI programs, emergency medical fieldwork, and research activities. His passions include surfing, rock climbing, photography, and filmmaking. He speaks English, Dzongkha, Hindi, and Spanish and follows Vajrayana Buddhist and Jewish practice. On campus, he helps lead the Yale Water Polo Team, Photography Society, and Himalayan Students’ Association.

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Head of the Himalaya Initiative
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Phone: 203-432-9398
Location: 205 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511-2106

Tim Gregoire is Professor of Forest Management at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He has extensive experience in the Himalayan region. At present, Tim Gregoire is working closely with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests of the Royal Government of Bhutan to plan and implement a National Forest Inventory. Prof. Gregoire has worked in partnership with the Ugyen Wangchuk Institute for Conservation & Environment, the College of Natural Resources, the Royal Thimphu College, and from the NGO sector, the Royal Society for the Protection of Nature and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development in Kathmandu.


Rotem Weizman is a peacebuilder with a passion for the environment. Most recently she worked as a coordinator for the multilateral organization EcoPeace Middle East, where she promoted nonviolent solutions for transboundary water problems and facilitated environmental peacebuilding activities for youth. For her work, she was named an Ambassador for One Young World, a preeminent global forum for emerging leaders. In the organization’s recent summit, Rotem presented her peacebuilding efforts to 1,300 young leaders and dignitaries such as Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Kofi Annan and Juan Manuel Santos. Earlier, she coordinated an international alliance affiliated with one of Israel’s political parties. With her experience as a field journalist, Rotem contributed to the public relations efforts of the Jewish Distribution Committee, a large humanitarian organization. She was also a seminar coordinator for the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development, which mobilizes faith communities to promote environmental causes. Rotem graduated magna cum laude from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a bachelor’s degree in international relations, communications and journalism. She grew up in Israel, volunteered for a year in Germany and traveled to more than 20 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia.