Bhikkhuni Dhammananda is a Professor at Thammasat University and the editor of Yasodhara, the newsletter for International Buddhist women's activities. Upon completion of her studies in India and Canada, Ven. Dhammananda became the first woman in Thailand to earn a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies. She is well known internationally among Buddhist academics for her involvement in the ordination of women and concern for the environment. She also serves as a Buddhist committee member to select Niwano Peace Prize.