Losang Rabgey holds a Ph.D. in gender and anthropology from the University of London and is the first Tibetan to become a Commonwealth Scholar. Losang and her sister Tashi Rabgey co-founded Machik, whose mission is to incubate social innovation for Tibet. In 2006, she was recognized as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer for her innovative work in gender equity and bridging cultural divides. A frequent public speaker, Losang has presented at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, many universities, and community groups. Her current research interests include gender equality, social innovation, and cultural resilience in Tibet. She is also certified in mentorship training and in over 20 years has mentored hundreds of young people from Tibet, China, Canada, the United States, and beyond. Born in India and raised in Canada, Losang first returned to Tibet in 1987.