Her story from her words, www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhAx_cHoQUw&t=17s.
After her parents fled religious persecution in Bhutan, Tulsa was born and spent the first 15 years of her life living in the refugee camp in Nepal. This experience fueled her passion for helping others and for education. Tulsa has an inspiring story of overcoming obstacles to achieve your dreams. Tulsa Gautum is a woman with an amazing story to share. After spending most of her life in a refugee camp in Nepal, she is now happy to call Cairns her home, cherishing her very full and busy lifestyle. Tulsa is a member of the Cairns Bhutanese/Nepalese community and an artist of dance and drama. Once a presenter at Cairns FM 89.1, Tulsa is now a second year Nursing student at James Cook University, where she leads others as a mentor leader as well as a student representative and an ambassador for the University. In her spare time (where does she find the time?), Tulsa has worked as a support worker at the Gordonvale Disability Centre in the Young Lifestyle Care program and is currently working at the Cairns Hospital as a nurse assistant. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx