Yama was born in Tibet and brought up India. Yama move to Australia to study a Master of Lawsat the University of Melbourne Law School in 2017.
Yama worked as an interpreter for 2 years and also worked in Mid-tier law firm in an immigration team as a law clerk for six months.
Yama currently works at MinterEllison as a paralegal in Pro Bono and Community Investment team.
Yama is an ardent reader and aspiring to be a lawyer as she completes her bridging course for admission as a lawyer.
Yama will be joining the panel, 'My transition to work: a refugee perspective' on Friday 14 February