College Leaders at the UN: Korea 2016 (Alphabetical Order-Last Name )
Sol Ahn (안솔)
It has long been our responsibility to take initiative actions towards Sustainable Development Goals, especially climate issues. However youth these days are rather ignorant on climate changes, far below the level of its severance. SDG, established last year had included and diversified the goals on climate changes, showing its importance. As the president Barack Obama once said, we are the first generation to feel the effect of climate change and the last generation who can do something about it. Therefore, increasing the awareness and taking appropriate measures accordingly before the next generation is a pivotal role we must play. Our job this summer in New York is to take that one more step in making this Earth better, leaving this planet healthy for our descendants.
Hyo Jeong Baek (백효정)
Korean Language and Literature / Business Administration
Hello, I am Hyojeong. It is honor to be one of the college leaders at UN as representatives of Korea. I still remember the moment when I visited the Headquarters in New York. I was really impressed with what they are doing for the underprivileged and the world peace. So I am so excited to have an opportunity to interact with UN officials and diplomats, to get hands-on experiences. And I believe this opportunity widen my perspective as a global citizen and become the great first step toward my future career.
Hyun Na Cho (조현나)
Economics / Chinese Economy and Trade Program
My name is hunna Cho and I am Hanyang university student. I major in business. I love meeting new people and trying something new. I am into global issues, especially about education. I am so glad to be able to join in this program. Through this program, I hope to be able to broaden my perspective about the world. I am so happy to have a chance to learn about the UN and the SDGs.
Yeon Jin Chung (정연진)
Economics / Political Science & International Relations
Hi, everyone. It is a great honor to be part of the WFUNA program, participating as one of the student representatives from Korea University. I have always been interested in studying international politics and economics, which makes this a great opportunity to see how countries cooperate with each other, while sometimes having conflicting views. Through actively discussing and interacting with the other college representatives, not only from Korea but also from many different countries, I hope to widen my perspectives on international issues and shape my future plans.
Chan Hyeon Hur (허찬현)
Sports Studies / Marketing
It is an honor to be selected as one of the representatives of Korea. When I served as a sergeant of Force Recon in the Republic of Korea Marine Corps, I learned and saw secret information about North Korea. As a result, I became very interested in the Issues particularly regarding North Korea but also other conflicts going on around the world. And, the experience led me to participate in NMUN as a delegate at the UN headquarters in New York to learn more about them, and pursue my dream of working at an international organization to help make the world a better place. By participating in the program held by WFUNA, I strongly believe that I can further broaden my perspectives by gaining more understanding of how the U.N. and its many agencies conduct their work.
Ha Nui Jang (장하늬)
Georgia Institute of Technology
Administration with Accounting concentration
I am Hanui Jang, and I am studying Business Administration and accounting concentration in Georgia Institute of Technology. I feel honored to participate in this great opportunity. With this thankful mind, I would like to contribute all my personal value, experiences, and knowledge toward the College Leaders at the UN program.
Mi Jin Ji (지미진)
Sookmyung Women's University
English Language & Literature
Hello, my name is Mi Jin Ji and I applied as a representative to speak out and act at the UN with other fellow representative students. I have experience regarding the topic of Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, and I am especially interested in protecting women's rights in situations like war or terror, where women's rights are extremely endangered. I haven’t had a chance to learn much about the system of UN, but I am willing to learn more about this most influential organization. Thank you.
Won Jun Jo (조원준)
Chemical Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
I am a Ph.D. candidate in Chemical Engineering at MIT. My most delightful memories are whenever I have helped other people. My values drive me to make monthly donations for African children, participate in free meal service for the homeless almost every Saturday, and study Chemical Engineering – a most pragmatic discipline, closely related to everybody’s daily life as well as the world-wide economy.
I obtained powerful inspiration and momentum for my future career when I was in Lebanon as a UN peacekeeper, I saw how global warming ruined nature. Severe drought and sudden sea-level rise devastated the broad-scale ecosystem on the shores of the Mediterranean, thereby harshly damaging many Lebanese lives. While working for the UN Environment Program, I learned the climate crisis is a truly man-made planetary emergency caused by the long-lasting carbon economy. Thus, before the emergency turns into an irreversible tragedy, we must immediately launch countermeasures of a scope, scale, and speed beyond what we have done in the past. Otherwise, all creatures on the planet will be threatened with extinction.
In this regard, I am conducting my Ph.D. studies on solar energy conversion via photovoltaics and photocatalysis in order to suppress and finally stop global warming.
Min Ji Kim (김민지)
University College London (UCL)
Hello, my name is Min Ji Kim, a first year student studying BA Geography at University College London (UCL). My main interests lie in global inequalities in terms of social, economic, and political geography. I look forward to share my experience and energy with the team, and to get involved in the global community as a representative of Korean youth.
Ye Ji Kim (김예지)
George Mason University
Korea Global Affairs
Hi, my name is Yeji Kim and I am studying at George Mason University Korea. I am honored to become one of the representatives of Korea for the College Leaders at the UN. I am excited to meet with UN officers who could become my mentors, and also to learn skills and experiences needed to work for the UN in the future. As an open-minded and sociable person, I like to meet with a diverse group of people and learn their cultures, as well as their thoughts. Thus, I am looking forward to meeting representatives and diplomats from different backgrounds, and who come from different countries.
Yu Jae Kim (김유재)
Stony Brook University
History / Russian Studies
We all are, in 21st century, to carefully examine our life. That is, in order to seek harmony and common wellness of global society, each of us has to take responsibility to comprehend ways to respect, understand, trust, love, and whatnot.
I believe this program is one of the conducive steps to the examined life. Here, I believe WFUNA college leaders are to acquire valuable experiences which will contribute to the bright future. I am more than glad to participate this time and willing to do my best.
Su Min Kim (김수민)
Sookmyung Women's University
TESL / Global Gooperation
Inequality has always been my primary interest of all time. It is such an honour to be one of college leaders at the UN and I look forward to getting to know various aspects of the UN, a leading power of the world, through the program.
Hong Seok Kim (김홍석)
Economics & Finance
Hi, my name is Hong Seok Kim, attending Hanyang University in South Korea. I am currently majoring in Economics and Finance. It is a great opportunity for me to meet people who are eager to talk about problems occurring around the world. I believe that students from different nations have different insights. This is the reason I have applied for this program, where thought-provoking conversations will be available. When Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar Award, he said he will not take this prize for granted. Yet he brought up the words about humanities and the underprivileged. His words would have act as a catalyst in stimulating voices of people fighting for the rights around the world. It would be an honor if I could have a chance to speak up for the underprivileged so as to arouse serious problems we are facing. I’m sure we will have a great time in New York and excited to see all of you in August.
Ja Ryong Ku (구자룡)
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
School of Law
My name is Ja Ryong Joshua Ku and I am a second-year student at Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Before beginning law school, I completed a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance in Kelley School of Business, Indiana University Bloomington. I have experience in various industries, including legal services, microfinance, and corporate finance. I am really excited to meet people with similar interests and passion in human rights and societal problems!
Dong Soo Lee (이동수)
Soon Chun Hyang University
International Trade & Commerce
Hi everyone my name is Dongsoo Lee. I study International Trade and Commerce at SoonChunHyang University. The follies which a man regrets the most in his life are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity - Helen Rowland - This is a quote I try to live by. I don't want to let my opportunity go. So I applied to this program for these reasons and to make sure my dream of being a part of UN become a reality.
Hye In Lee (이혜인)
German Language and Literature / European Regional Studies
My name is Hye in Lee. It is a great honor to be a member of college representatives of Korea 2016 in UN 2016. Majoring in German studies and European regional studies, I got the chance to build my own perspectives on contemporary global issues. Through such experiences, I realized that various subjects including not only governments and global organizations but also citizens all over the world must cooperate and concern about global issues in order to find a realistic and lasting solution. This summer in UN headquarters, I hope we, college representatives, could accomplish our collaborative work and contribute to solving global issues. Thank you.
Jai Ryung Lee (이재령)
Economics and Poverty Studies
Jai-Ryung (Jenny) Lee is a junior at Furman University pursuing a degree in Economics. At Furman, she serves as the president of the International Student Association and continues to be an active member of the Diversity Committee. Curating the TEDxFurmanU conference and working as the Opinions Editor of the Paladin Newspaper, Jai-Ryung seeks to promote dialogue between communities and cultures. She spent a semester abroad in Brussels, Belgium, where she completed her internship at BusinessEurope, Europe’s leading business lobby group. In the upcoming summer, Jai-Ryung will intern with Manchester Trade Ltd. in Washington D.C., further exploring the relationship between international trade and public policy. Jai-Ryung recognizes the complexity of truth and the role of perception in analyzing any given situation. She continues to engage in the interconnections between economics, international relations and sociology to make sense of the world. She understands social progress as the advancement of political security and economic development and is committed to making the world a safer and better place for all.
Ho Bin Lee (이호빈)
New York University
Political Science & Economics
Hobin Lee is currently a student at New York University, majoring in Political Science and Economics. His studies concentrates on International politics through game theory and poli-economic relationships. Hobin was an intern at WFUNA Seoul office in 2014. He also have participated in organizing numerous programs with WFUNA. He is a polyglot and hopes to learn more languages.
Yea Ji Nam (남예지)
George Mason University Korea
Hi, my name is Yea Ji Nam. I am pleased to being selected to be a part of the College Leaders at the UN. I am an energetic, confident and hardworking student who is able to communicate both in Korean and English. I possess an extensive interest in worldwide issues and working in the United Nations as a Korean. I am looking forward to learn what the actual duties and works are for the UN. Also, I would like to be familiar with other college leaders to share their thoughts and specific plans to achieve their dreams. I hope I enjoy the programs at the UN, and have a great time to prepare for global opportunities.
Hee Jung Roh (노희정)
Entrepreneurship & Small Business
/ Political Science & International Relations
My name is Hee Jung Roh who is one of members of College leaders at UN. It's an honor to be a member of this project. Since my final dream is working in world organization, I've been trying to experience many things in international exchange fields. I hope that activities of College leaders at UN will be helpful to me.
Eun Chae Ryu (류은채)
English language and literature
Hello. I’m Eunchae Ryu. First, I am really happy to be as one of the representatives of Korea. I am also participating in 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference as an intern, an experience that strive to build on the centrality of education and global citizenship as the bedrock of sustainable development and climate action. Also I worked as a journalist of Yonsei Chunchu, a newspaper of Yonsei University for 2 years. I can learn many valuable lessons through this experience, especially leadership, mediation, and communication with others when I was a chief of media department. I think that my real strength is that I am outgoing, open-minded and careful, so I am sure of that I will well-adapt to new responsibilities as a representative of Korea and build sincere relationship with all other members. I hope that this amazing experience will make my dreams to be real, no longer an ideal!
Ji Su Seo (서지수)
I'm Jisu called '하고잽이‘. It means my a person knocking myself out. Indulging my curiosity, I've been attracted to talking with people I met and influencing them for good. I hope to share our thought and life with one another too.
Da Som Bae (배다솜)
Hi, my name is Dasom Bae and I am from the University of Utah Asia Campus. I have great concerns in helping children and improving their welfare. Meeting new people and learning new things from different cultures always make me feel excited. Attending the College Leaders Program would help me broaden my perspectives on education and various international issues. I hope to see you soon in New York.
Ji Won Yang (양지원)
Sookmyung Women's University
Political Science & International Relations / Economics
Hi, I am Jiwon Yang from Sookmyung women's university, majoring in Political Science and Economics. I am 23 years old and it is a full honor for me to meet great students through Wfuna UN college leaders. Recently, I am interested in governance, conflicts and Participatory development. I personally believe that governance is the most fundamental element for further economic and social development. Also, understanding governance in many different countries will help them to understand their ongoing conflicts. Not only that, I believe that there is no perfect development model. Every country will have their own development models because countries usually have heterogenous cultures and history. Moreover, I think that participatory development from the ground up should be the overall direction of development to understand the need from the locals.
Finally, I am so excited to meet many great students with similar or slightly different opinions to share. Also, I will try my best to become a reliable and passionate president and thank you for all your participation.
Chang Hyun Yoo (유창현)
History & Business Administration
Highly anticipating the opportunity. Hoping to not merely take something away from the experience on a personal scale, but also contribute in earnest to the global cause. Also believe that this program presents a terrific platform to demonstrate the international capacity of Korean students.