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Empowering Perspectives

Our November Spotlight

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Uyanga Erdenebold

Uyanga is a public relations and diplomacy professional with over-nine-years-of experience working for the U.S. Department of State and in non-profit NGO. 

While this alone is impressive, her accomplishments are amplified by the fact that she has achieved it all...without sight. 


Uyanga was the first blind Mongolian to receive the Fulbright scholarship, where she completed her graduate studies in Library and Information Science at the Louisiana State University (LSU).  During her time in the U.S., she conducted professional internships at the Library of Congress and at the Maryland State Library.


Upon her return to Mongolia, she was hired to work as the Cultural Affairs Specialist at the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar,  There, Uyanga managed a portfolio of 15 exchanges and scholarship programs, including Fulbright, Hubert Humphrey Fellowship, International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) etc.

She also served as the U.S. Embassy’s main point of contact for over a thousand alumni of various U.S. Government-exchange programs, and was in charge of all alumni programming in Mongolia. In addition, she worked as an advisor and manager for the board of directors of the Mongolian Association of State Alumni (MASA), an active and dynamic association that she helped to build. 

Most recently, Uyanga worked as the Program Manager for the Tomodachi MetLife Women’s Leadership Program at the U.S. Japan Council in Tokyo Japan (until July 2020). She currently serves as an executive board member for the Council on Diversity and Inclusion at the U.S. Embassy in Japan. 

An avid dog lover and the owner of the first ever guide dog to live and work in Mongolia, Uyanga is an advocate for service animal accessibility and one of the founding board members of Lucky Paws, the first animal rescue/advocacy group in Mongolia.

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