Ambika Adhika was born in Bhutan and was exiled in 1993 when she was 15 years old. She lived in Goldhap and Timai refugee camps for 17 years before resettling in Minnesota in 2008.
Although there was not an opportunity for her to get an education in the camps, she had her own business selling vegetables.
Since her arrival, she and her husband have learned English and are employed. Her biggest expectation is to have a better life and education for their children.