Originally from the Himalayan country of Bhutan and the daughter of a diplomat, Dr. Choden has lived in Bangladesh, India, New York, and earned her Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Business Management and Economics from Stony Brook University in 2005. In 2008, she joined the doctoral program in International Business with concentration in Information Systems at the University of Texas at El Paso. Dr. Choden has received numerous honors and awards including Honor Roll Awards, Dean’s List Recognition, Peter Vallone Scholarship, the UTEP Dodson Dissertation Fellowship and the Marcus Jonathan Hunt Graduate Fellowship. She is also a recipient of the merit based Bhutanese Cultural Scholarship at UTEP and a member of the International Honor Society of Beta Gamma Sigma in recognition of her high scholastic achievement. While pursuing her PhD. degree, Dr. Choden worked as an Assistant Instructor for the Department of Information Decision Sciences teaching QMB 2301, CIS 2320, CIS 3345 courses to undergraduate students. She also worked as a research assistant and a teaching assistant. She also founded the Bhutanese Students Association at UTEP which stood first in the Annual International Food Fair competition held in 2009. When Dr. Choden was a second year PhD. student, she presented her paper on Information Security Preparedness at the 2009 Decision Sciences Institute Conference and published her research on Culture and Information communication technology use in the 2010 Americas Conference on Information Systems proceedings. Due to her diverse cultural experiences from a very young age and an understanding of barriers to ICT implementation in both developing and developed nations, Dr. Choden's research interests primarily lie in the study of Human Values & Culture on various ICT adoptions across nations. Her other interests include story writing, oil painting & poetry with two published poems in Bhutan. Dr. Choden's dissertation entitled, “Employing Value Theories to Explain Individual & National Differences in Information Communication Technology (ICT) Use/Adoption and Media Choice/Use among Multiple Nations,” was supervised by Dr. Bagchi and Dr. Kirs.