My students and I were captivated as Dorje spoke about his travels around the globe and the life he lives on his own terms. We were interested and inspired to hear about the role compassion and humanity have played in his life, as well as the lessons he learned growing up in Nepal. The opportunities he has had…were impressive. He spoke about how he has evolved after receiving the education he did and mentioned that his world travels inspired him to give back to his country. … His comments sparked many conversations afterwards and I could see he could be an integral part of any organization interested in global studies and introducing students to a kind and compassionate role model. Dorje Gurung is an inspiration and it was an honor to have had him in my classroom and at our school.