Venerable Priya is the Buddhist Chaplain at Emory University since January 2021. He is a Theravada Buddhist monk originally from Chattogram, Bangladesh. Before coming to Emory, Venerable Priya served for four years as the Buddhist Chaplain at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. In his role as the Buddhist Chaplain, Venerable Priya has been providing spiritual care and counselling to communities of students, faculty and staff. He leads group Dharma practices, facilitates full moon spiritual gatherings, off-campus retreats for students, and organizes and participates in interfaith programs. He has attended several interfaith programs and panels as an organizer, a facilitator, and/or a speaker within the greater Boston area and in Atlanta.