Yasmin Padamsee Forbes MC/MPA 2008 is recognized for her exemplary public service with Kennedy School alumni in Myanmar and beyond, and for her ability to help alumni forge professional and social connections. She served on the HKS Alumni Board of Directors, traveling more than 20 hours from Myanmar for board meeting to help connect HKS with alumni in Asia. In addition, she has worked on behalf of the University through the Harvard Alumni Association’s Asia Pacific Club Leaders group, which included country representatives and regional directors. She has also served as an HKS alumni ambassador and has raised funds for the Adaptive Leadership Network, an HKS Shared Interest Group. Several Reunions for the Class of 2008 have benefitted from her planning, and she has worked on events to highlight female leaders in Boston. She has encouraged agencies at the United Nations to provide internships for HKS students, and has helped the Office of Admissions by contacting newly admitted applicants. Padamsee intends to continue creating opportunities to increase alumni engagement and participation between alumni in Asia and HKS for decades to come.