Rechung Penjor

Rechung Penjor


Hello everyone, my name is Rechung Lhendup Penjor. I am currently a first year at the University of Virginia and plan to attend the McIntire School of Commerce in order to earn a degree in commerce with a finance concentration. I also plan to get a degree in Global Development Studies. I hope to be able to do development work in the future. After some work experience, I would like to pursue an MBA and start up my own social enterprise that deals with promoting education in South East Asia. I hope to positively impact the South East Asian region using commerce.


Playing the drum set, boxing, rugby, soccer, Manga, basketball

Work History

Work History
Jun 2009 - Jul 2009

Youth Development Fund
  • Facilitated 5 activities for Bhutanese youth; instilled confidence and enthusiasm for education
  • Presented a seminar on international experiences to the Bhutanese youth; educated them about living in a foreign country


Aug 2010 - Present

Candidate for Bachelor of Science in Commerce, May 2014; Candidate for Bachelor of Arts in Global Development Studies

University of Virginia

Extracurricular Activities:

SEED: Student Entrepreneurs for Economic Development, Charlottesville, VA

Description of organization: organizes a group of students to give free consulting services to various social entrepreneurs and NGOs (with an emphasis on microfinance)

Secretary for the Chaka Marketbridge project; in charge of current consumers researchAugust 2010 – December 2010

·Communicated all relevant information to the team; Took notes during meetings; arranged meeting locations and times

·Researched current consumers for Chaka Marketbridge’s products; obtained primary data through surveys (over 50 participants) to support recommendations for shifting production resources from hammocks to men’s bracelets

Assistant Project Director for the Chaka Marketbridge projectJanuary 2010 – Present

·Designated tasks to group members; assisted team with any necessary help

SIFE: Students in Free Enterprise, Charlottesville, VA

Description of organization: International non-profit organization utilizing university students to make a difference in their communities while developing skills to become socially responsible business leaders

Accountant for the iLead projectJanuary 2011 – Present

·Managed accounts used to finance training; guaranteed no discrepancies between funds and expenses

International Residential College Entertainment Committee; Charlottesville, VA

Responsible for specific entertainment events for the IRCAugust 2010 – Present

·Co-founded the IRC music night; motivated IRC residents to showcase their musical talents

·Granted residents the option to stay-in and watch a movie; rented movies and bought food for IRC movie night

·Organized poets for Valentine’s Dinner poetry; helped gather IRC poets for a performance on Valentine’s day



Conversational Proficiency in Mandarin

Fluent in English

Fluent in Dzongkha

Dzongkha is the native language of Bhutan.

Proficient in iMovie, Garageband