Who We Are

Restored Voice Project was put together on the ground by young, passionate women

Tenzin Choekyi:   Interpreter, Translator

T.ChoeChoekyi attended Tibetan Children’s Village School and completed her BS in Biotechnology, Chemistry, and Zoology in 2012. Taking a gap year, she volunteered at a mobile science exhibition and as an interpreter for a Tibetan freedom analysis research project before joining Restored Voice. Choekyi believes in compassion and freedom, for peace and justice in this world. They’re interconnected truths between themselves and to all things that surround us.

Olivia Engel:   Creator, Director, Writer

olivia engelA St. Louis native, Olivia Engel has her BA from Knox College (’09) in Creative Writing, with a minor in Anthropology/Sociology. She’s passionate about environmental stewardship, women’s empowerment, and creativity – the ways in which we can make our communities, locally and globally, better places. She plans on eventually expanding Restored Voice Project into a series featuring different women from around the world. She also plans on bringing sustainability to her hometown via social business, eventually becoming a professor, cultivating a fantastic garden, and authoring some fantasy novels somewhere in her spare time.

Palden Choedon:   Volunteer

paldenPalden Choedon is a Tibetan woman living in Dharamsala, India.  She completed her studies from the Tibetan Children Village school and graduated with an MA in Mass Communication (spec. Journalism) from the Madras Christian College in the South Indian city of Chennai. She ardently supports women’s empowerment and prefers to be called humanist rather than religious.  Currently employed at LHA Social Work, she gives her leisure time to reading good books and appreciating all the beauties of nature and mountains in her home town.

Restored Voice Project, labor of love that it is, also owes its gratitude to priceless help from many individuals, some of whom are listed on the Support page.    


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