Namgay Zam (Class of 2018)
Namgay Zam is currently the Executive Director of the Journalists' Association of Bhutan. She is also an independent multimedia journalist, a media and communications trainer, and an activist. She has been a journalist for the last 10 years, beginning her career with the country's first national youth radio station, then moving to the national broadcaster as a producer, news editor, and anchor in English. She is also the only Bhutanese journalist to have covered the football World Cup.
As an activist, Zam works for social justice, gender equity, and mental well-being. She often works pro bono with several NGOs that align with her activist leanings. Zam works closely with the Bhutan Network for Empowering Women to push for more women leadership, and with Bhutanese youth to help them find and build drug-free creative spaces in Bhutan. One such project is called "Gokab," which is now the country's biggest street-dance competition. She is also the host of a Podcast show called “Hello From Bhutan” where she hosts conversations on mental health, gender and queer practices in Bhutan, and relationships.