Timothy Hefflinger

Age: 26
Home Town: New Orleans, Louisiana
Education: Master of Science, Disaster Resilience Leadership, Tulane University
Specific Field Interests: Sustainable Development, Livelihoods, Disaster Resilience
Placement: Snow Leopard Conservancy India Trust (SLC-IT) - Leh, Ladakh
Area of Focus: Livelihoods

Highlights: Timothy is continuously impressed by India and its people. Its development challenges combined with its immense human potential make it a fascinating study. He is looking forward to being immersed in India's rich history and contemporary culture. He is proud to be counted among AIF's Fellows and is excited to contribute to the Snow Leopard Conservancy India Trust's valuable conservation efforts. He hopes to increase the market share of SLC-IT's Himalayan Homestays program, and generally increase its viability, sustainability, and visibility in the international context. He also aim to develop monitoring tools for the Conservancy's social programs. Prior to AIF, Timothy has done an internship in Sri Lanka, have had previous travels in India and recently graduated from Tulane University with a M.S. in Disaster Resilience.

A Crisis of Faith

An artisan works on a hand-knotted rug outside of Jaipur, Rajasthan.
You could say I’m having a crisis of faith.
I have for some time believed that there

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A Knife that Cuts Both Ways

What does it mean to respect tradition in a changing world? This question has been plaguing me for years and was recently driven into sharp focus with my work at

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From Ladakh with Love

“The problem with flying in [to Leh] is cultural as well as physical. Ladakh is not only geographically remote from almost everywhere, it is also remote in atmosphere, landscape,

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