Ugyen Dorji is a graduate of the National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur in India with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He joined the Department in January 2019. In his pursuit of a professional career in the conservation of heritage sites, he partook in various conservation-related activities and attended skill development training and workshops. With a civil engineering background, he now understands the structural behavior of heritage sites and traditional structures. One such endeavor is his contribution to ongoing scientific research work on seismic resilience on composite masonry structures. The research work once complete will be a scientific breakthrough in building seismic resilience of traditional Bhutanese rammed earth and stone masonry structures.   Apart from his engineering and research works, he was actively involved in the establishment of a first-of-its-kind community-owned B&B and restaurant in Nobgang, Punakha.  He is an enthusiastic fast learner and never leaves any opportunity to build and expand his skill set. His passion for learning new things gives him the added advantage to grow professionally.