Denka Wangdi is the daughter of Tibetan-Indian diplomats. Her father worked in embassies around the world and in the process, met important figures such as Mother Theresa and the Dalai Lama. She was born in Denmark and lived in the Philippines, London, Hong Kong, India, Cambodia, and Zambia. As a result, she has had a lot of experience with culture shock. She now lives, with her husband and son, in Houston, where she received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston and a master’s in international finance from the University of St. Thomas. She works for General Electric and writes screenplays.