Sancha Rai

Education and Training:

  • American Red Cross, Pittsburgh, PA
    First Aid, CPR & AED Instructor for Adult and Child July 2011
  • Tribhuwan University, Nepal Oct. 2008
    Master’s Degree in Sociology
  • Tribhuwan University, Nepal July 2004
    Bachelor’s Degree (Major subjects: English and geography)
  • Microsoft Computer Institute, Dharan, Nepal Sept.2007
    Office management course &  Data entry
  • Life insurance producer license January, 2015
  • Property & casualty insurance agent license March, 2015
  • Civic Leadership Academy, Pittsburgh Mayor’s Office October, 2014
  • Certified Mental Health First Aid, National Council for Behavioral Health June 2014
  • Office Safety Training at JF&CS, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 August 2013
  • Interpreter Training at Language Link, Pittsburgh, PA15219 March 2012

Work Experience

  • Service Coordinator, Immigrant Services & Connection(ISAC), JFCS 2014 – Present
  • Commissioner, GACAAA, PA
  • Director at Chautari Inc (small convenient Asian store) May 2014- Present
  • Chairman for Board of Directors, BCAP July 2012 – (Resigned in February 2016)
  • Treasurer for Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh May 2011- June 2012
  • Cultural liaison & Refugee Caseworker at JF&CS, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 March 2010- April 2014
  • Founding Member, Literary Council of Bhutanese Literature: www.bhutaneseliterature.com May 2009- Present
  • St. Joseph English Boarding School, Dharan, Ne Feb.1999- March 2009
  • Teacher and vice principal.
  • General Secretary, All Bhutan Artist Association, Jhapa, Nepal. July 2001-Oct.2008
  • Office administrator.
  • Coordinated association meetings and refugee artist programming

Qualifications
• Very recent experience working as a life insurance agent with WFG
• Around 7 Years of Working experience with Refugee communities in Pittsburgh
• Since 2010 working as one of the Bhutanese community leaders in Pittsburgh
• Involved in small business for around 2 years
• Over 10 years of teaching and school administration experience in Nepal
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Multilingual: English, Nepali, Hindi and local dialect.

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