Tek Monger

Tek Monger


Tek Monger was one of the first Bhutanese-Nepali refugees to be resettled to the United States. He and his large extended family, including his mother and the families of five siblings, now live in Utica, NY. In addition to being the founder and general manager of Bhutanese-Nepali Folk, Tek is a leader in his community. He is organizing a Nepali New Year event for the first time in April 2015. He is a public speaker and has talked to groups at Utica College, Mohawk Valley Community College, and the SUNY Polytechnic Institute about his culture and the story of the Bhutanese-Nepali refugees. He manages the web presence for Bhutanese-Nepali Folk. Tek’s story was featured in a film about refugees in Utica (www.startingoverutica.com). Kathryn Stam shared her experiences working with him in her TEDx Utica talk on Nov. 9, 2014. http://tedxutica.com/kathryn-stam-refugees-starting-over-in-utica-ny/ Tek is an amateur photographer and focuses on photos about his Nepali community and the culture, events, and festivals that are important to them.

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