College Leaders at the UN: Korea 2017 (Alphabetical Order-Last Name )
Jeong Bin Ahn (안정빈)
Sookmyung Women’s University
Hello my name is Jeong Bin Ahn, currently attending Sookmyung women's university, Global Cooperation Major. Above all else, I am greatly honored to participate in WFUNA as a college leader of 2017. I truly look forward to meeting fellow college students and the delegates involved in the UN, to communicate on some of the most alarming and important issues to our international community. I am especially interested in the security issues of each countries and all the complicated relationships intertwined in the decision making process. I anticipate to learn and understand my field of interest from various levels of analysis, through active discussion and sessions that will take place during the program. Thank you.
Jiae Cha (차지애)
Handong Global University
Social Welfare / Psychology
Jiae Cha is a student from Handong Global University in South Korea. She is studying Social work with psychology because she has been thinking that social welfare is the most proactive way to advocate human right. To be more specific, she is studying her major in order to be trained as a global social worker. Also, she did not hesitate to improve her English abilities and to have chances to understand and help people in poor conditions, such as minorities. For instance, she did not only participated in many volunteer works in her own country, but also worked as an intern in refuge center in the Netherlands. To extend such effort and to step up to her goal to be an expert in human right, she apply for this program.
Young Cheol Cho (조영철)
Daegu Catholic University
Social Welfare / Business Administration
Hello everyone. My name is Youngcheol Cho and I am double majoring in Social Welfare and Business Administration. I very much appreciate being selected as a representative of the UN College Leaders Program. As I've grown up, I have observed the many inequalities between high-income and low-income countries in the media and how it has resulted in serious global problems including terrorism and the refugee crisis. These continuous problems of inequality will interrupt the prosperity of all countries. This has led me to have a great interest in international affairs as I want help find solutions that create peace in all nations and I believe I can do this while participating in this program. I’m excited to learn everything this program will provide and I believe it will be one of the most rewarding experiences of my life! Thank you.
Hanna Choi (최한나)
Seoul Women’s University
Business Administration / International Studies
My name is Hanna Choi from Seoul Women’s University, double majoring in Business Administration and international studies. First of all, it is a great honor to participate as one of the representatives of Korean youth. Through this WFUNA program, I hope I could learn, share ideas, and discuss with other fellow delegates about the practical application of SDGs. Since I am now working in the global independent student organization named AIESEC, I usually search and review the projects made by the world youth. And those projects are generated for the local communities where they belong to, based on the SDGs issues. So naturally, based on my works, the application of SDGs globally including Korean society is now becoming the main interest of mine. Among them especially, I have high interests on SDGs #4 Quality Education, educational issues in developing countries and international cooperation to deal with those in detail. This is deeply related to my belief that everyone has potential to make the world better with one little turning point. And I strongly believe that education can be the point. Again, with great honor and excitement, I can’t wait to start our projects in New York. Thank you.
Uijin Han (한의진)
As a biotechnology major, my primary interest lies in the sustainability of global health and the proper application of science technology in the best way that benefits society. Experiences in participating many other international summits as a Korean delegate, hosting public lectures, managing translation works and holding mentoring sessions related to the aforementioned field of interests has helped me broaden my understanding of how science and society works. I hope my activities can further encourage the participation of science majors in international discussions because I strongly believe that this will enable contribution to the community through sharing intrinsic perspectives based on their specialties. Looking forward to spending a great time with fellow delegates, sharing values and diverse perspectives to understand UN and the international society through the program with WFUNA!
Dong Hwa Heo (허동화)
Saemaul Studies and International Development
My name is Dong Hwa Heo from Yeungnam University, majoring in Saemaul Studies and International Development. First, it is a great honor to be a part of representatives of Korea in UN 2017. I am especially interested in Saemaul studies, regional development and welfare administration. I participated in 2015/16 KSP with Guatemala as KDI YKSPian, primarily worked as research assistance (RA). Also, I was a volunteer at Global Saemaul Undong Forum since 2015, which made me to learn how theories and practice in Saemaul International Development shared among the countries. Through WFUNA College Leaders Program, I believe my proactive about learning more and networking with relevant people will lead me to experience a rich and wide range of work. Lastly, I am definitely ready to work hard, to learn and to commit to make the safer and happier world!
Borim Hwang (황보림)
Seoul Women’s University
English Language & Literature
Hello. My name is Borim Hwang. I’m majoring in English Language& Literature at Seoul Women's University. I can introduce myself with 3A. Active, Adventurous, and Amiable. I love nature, backpacking and meeting new people around the world.
Junghee Jo (조정희)
George Mason University Korea
Hello. My name is Junghee Jo. I am majoring in management. I am interested in the WTO, NGO and OECD, as Korea was a member of the OECD and has become a member of OECD DAC. I am interested in raising awareness of human trafficking and I have participated in the End it Movement to fight illegal human trafficking. I have a passion for ensuring each individual's basic human rights and bringing light to the human rights crisis including domestic violence and women's rights. I'm often told that I have good listening skills and am able to empathize with peoples' concerns. I put these skills to use when I volunteer at Grace Evangelical Church and other organizations. I enjoy being active and participate in a variety of activities such as the orchestra and choir, and the Community Chest of Korea. I am looking forward to meeting you soon!
Bola Ju (주보라)
Handong Global University
Urban Planning / Environmental Engineering
I am a senior student from Handong Global University, majoring Urban Planning & Environmental Engineering. As I lived abroad from first to tenth grade in a developing country, my biggest dream was to dedicate my learning not only for developed country but also for developing country. While learning about "Urban Networking" theory, I got to know that there are two reasons forming networks: vertical and horizontal network. Horizontal network is a more "general way" to link countries so that they can grow in a uniform and equitable way. Through research, I found that the "Sustainable Development Goals" set by the United Nations were playing that role which is aligned with my interest. My latest goal is to become an urban planner and policy maker to form a more sustainable and equitable urban environment for our country as well as for other developing countries.
Siyoung Jung (정시영)
Si Young Jung is currently in Pharmacy school at Young-Nam University in Korea. Before continuing his education in Pharmacy school, Si Young studied material science engineering in Han-Yang University where he received a full-tuition scholarship from Korea government. Si Young spent two semesters in Australia and Canada where he studied English and challenged his comfort zone by extending his experience in different cultures from his upbringing. His deepened appreciation towards diverse cultural communities allowed Si Young to seek opportunities to further support diverse communities in Korea; such as teaching English in the immigrant community and assisting workshops to exchange culture to international students. Si Young is excited to learn from the College Leaders program in UN where he hopes to strengthen his understanding and actualize his interest in serving the global community.
Jeongsun Kim (김정선)
Sookmyung Women’s University
Political Science / Business Administration
Jung Seon Kim is one of the college leaders from the Republic of Korea. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Business Administration in Sookmyung Women’s University. The last couple of years, she has been enthusiastically participated in various kinds of international conferences, youth exchange programs, and volunteer projects across Korea. She has been teaching the North Korean Defectors as an after school teacher at the special school in Seoul. She has also been working as a mentor who advise the youth from multicultural families, educationally underserved region, and out-of-school group. At the university, she has been active in promoting relationships among Korean and international students by managing projects as a member of the Global Peer Mentors club. Currently, she is establishing a campaign related to the Gender Equality and Women’s empowerment with her colleagues in the school club for social entrepreneurs. By joining all those activities, she became to recognize the importance of Education and Equality of Opportunity. She looks forward the time in UN and hopes it help her to broaden her perspectives and knowledges toward the issues that she has been interested in.
Joohyun Kim (김주현)
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Political Science and Diplomacy / Department of Hindi
Hello, I'm Joohyun Kim from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. I study Political science and Diplomacy and Indian Languages. Firstly, it is a great honor to be one of the representatives of Korea. I've been paying attention to the SDGs issue through several experiences during my university years. Through this program, I look forward to broadening my perspective about not only a number of global issues including SDGs but also the international organisations. I hope I could have a good grasp of UN and to meet a variety of people through this WFUNA program. Thank you.
Minjae Kim (김민재)
New York University
Adult – Gerontology Primary Care
I finished my Master's degree at NYU College of Nursing and I became a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner in May, 2017. I was raised in a family that believes serving others is not a choice, but a commitment. I realize that there are many who can only dream of having what I have, and I understand it is my responsibility to share and help others. I started my nursing career at Republic of Korea Armed Forces Army Hospital as a nursing officer. The experience working with the patients and people who lack quality health care and were suffering from serious health problems convinced me continuously of my strong inner desire for knowledge. For this reason, I pursued my master degree of nursing at NYU. I have volunteered to help refuges, Native Americans, families and individuals who were experiencing medical problems, life crisis, adjustment problems, economic hardship, and acculturation in various settings. Most of them were under-served, high-risk, and newly immigrated populations. I plan to work for under-served population as a nurse practitioner Also, I would like to contribute my knowledge and skills to develop successful health care delivery system and health care policy as well as educate health care professionals to deliver high quality services to those in need.
Minseo Kim (김민서)
George Mason University Korea
When I was little, I just vaguely dreamed of becoming a person who works worldwide. Not particularly caring about who or what kind of "person" that will be, I wanted to become someone who will have a great role in the international society. Even now, my fundamental goals have not changed since then. But it became more precise of how I am going to contribute to the world. As nations continue to rapidly interconnect, they not only gain benefits but also face diverse conflicts. And these are the types of conflicts that I want to work with as a global leader. I want to make an effort to give them equal rights and alleviate inequality. I am confident with the fact that I have taken the right path in preparing to enter the international society, and I am taking every step to get closer to my goal. Thus, I firmly believe that joining UN Association as a representative of a Korean college is the next step that I have make. As a multilingual millennial northeast Asian, my position in this field will boost up the connection between nations and nations, and will strongly bond the world nations together.
Na Hyun Kim (김나현)
Sookmyung Women’s University
Communications & Media
Hello, everyone :) My name is Nahyun Kim and I am from South Korea. My biggest dream is to say I am from 'Korea' not 'South Korea'. Also, I want to be a diplomat in the field of public diplomacy.
Songseol Kim (김송설)
Handong Global University
US & International Law / International Relations
My foremost goal is to be a useful resource who is capable of helping out those suffering from the wars and poverty; simultaneously, it is certain that their rights should not be wrongly abused. Additionally, I believe that settling international conflicts in a peaceful way is crucial and aspire to be helpful in this matter.
It is a great honor for me to visit international institutions with fellow workers, meet mentors and think and discuss international issues together. Every moment, I would step forward sincerely and honestly as a College Leader of UN.
Hyun Jong Lee (이현종)
New York University
Business Technology Management
Hi, I'm Hyun Jong Lee from NYC. First of all, it is a privilege and an excitement to be here. I am a summa cum laude senior at New York University studying Business Technology Management with a Finance Concentration. I moved to the US from Korea when I was 9. Because I am not 100% knowledgeable of Korean culture, I was always interested in participating in events or programs with Koreans from the country itself. Although I basically grew up in the US, I did do my Korean military service in the Special Forces. I am also an avid sports player. I have competitively swum and been doing mixed martial arts (MMA) since I was very little. Lastly, I love to travel around the world and eat desserts. Again, it is a privilege and an excitement for me to be participating in such a unique experience with colleagues from the motherland.
Ji Eun Lee (이지은)
Global Sports Studies
Greetings. My name is Ji Eun Lee. I am proud to be a part of UN college leader program. Through many volunteering experiences, I was able to grow an interest in social contribution. This, along with a volunteering experience in Laos, has led me to decide to pursue the goal of becoming an international relief and development professional. I believe that getting the first-hand experience of international affairs at the UN will be the most valuable asset for me.
Jin Ah Lee (이진아)
Daegu Catholic University
Department of English
I am Jinah Lee. It is an honor to be selected as one of the university student leaders at UN as representatives of Korea. I feel extremely honored to participate this opportunity. As my dream is to work in world organization, I'm looking forward to experience many things in this program.
Sunyeop Lee (이선엽)
I am from Daegu, South Korea. I am a junior at Furman University, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Health Science and studying on the pre-dental track. I aspire to become a dentist, but eventually, a leader of dental public health. Currently I am a program intern at Neighborhood Focus, a nonprofit faith-based afterschool organization, and a biomechanics student researcher of Tsunami Barbell_TM. I also work as a building manager at the university student center and serve on the student board of a college campus ministry, Mere Christianity Forum. In the summer of 2016, I worked as a dental assistant in Dominican Republic. In the upcoming summer, I will work as a public health research intern at a spirulina producer company named Energaia in Thailand, studying innovative and effective ways to incorporate spirulina into diet of under-resourced population to fight against malnutrition. Through all these diverse experiences around the world, I have been able to develop a global mindset and solidify my passion for service to the underprivileged. I feel blessed and honored to become part of College Leaders at the UN: Korea to obtain an understanding of the logistics of intergovernmental decisions made in the mission of reducing inequality.
Ji Hoon Park (박지훈)
History & Culture
When I was a child, our school was affiliated with UNICEF. Since then I have been interested in the UN activities. I will take this opportunity as a springboard to develop the skills necessary for international activities.
Joohyun Park (박주현)
I am Joohyun Park (Julia Park), a senior at Hanyang University majoring in sociology. I have always been interested in different cultures and societies, which led to my passion for bettering the peace and security aspects of the world. I hope by participating in this program, I will be able to take another step in reaching my goal of being able to contribute to creating a more just society where people do not have to constantly live in misunderstanding and fear.
So Hyun Park (박소현)
So Hyun (Sandra) is a student at Columbia University in the City of New York, pursuing a major in Political Science (International Relations track) and a concentration in Hispanic Studies. Over the course of her college years, So Hyun has gained great interest in examining the overall cultures, foreign policies, and the intertwined relationships among states. Hence, with such passion, she has decided to follow a career path in Foreign Service, especially that of international organization affairs. Since So Hyun considers International Relations as an effort to better understand the cultural and political ties between nations, she has become an active part of many intercultural organizations, such as the Georgetown Korean Student Association, in which she was elected as the Freshmen Representative and the Vice President. She also currently holds the positions of the Alumnae Relations Chair and the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) representative of the Columbia Kappa Phi Lambda, an Asian-interest sorority. Furthermore, her past internship experiences in numerous non-profit organizations and international committees have solidly prepared her for her upcoming endeavors in the Colleges Leaders at the UN program. She is more than excited to thrive in this wonderful opportunity.
Sung Kyung Park (박성경)
Economics / Chinese Language & Literature
Hello, my name is Sungkyung and I'm Dongguk university student. I'm great honored to become one of the representative of Korea for college leaders at UN. I am excited to meet people who are interested in international program. I believe that this experience will help my future and dream. I hope to see you at New York.
Myeongbo Seo (서명보)
Education / Global Business Culture
First of all, it is such an honor for me to be a member of College leaders at the UN. My name is Myeongbo Seo, major in Education and minor in Global Business Culture. I am sure that I cannot make a perfect solution for SDGs, but it by itself is invaluable that participating in debate and presentation with other leaders from colleges around the world. I hope I can build my own global identity and have some memorable experience through this program. Thank you.
Sun Young Um (엄선영)
Philosophy / Business Management
Hello nice to meet you. I am Sunyoung and studying philosophy and business. I really like to meet new friends and discuss some agendas. So this will be a good opportunity for me. Sustainability is the one of big issues in modern society. It is imperative not only for just us but also our descendants and all living things in our world. I hope we make some sort of contribution to our society. Furthermore, I wish I can widen my view about world problems. I expect all of delegates to grow mentally while finding, discussing and solving problems. Thank you.
Junwon Wang (왕준원)
French Language & Culture
Junwon Wang is a student from Hanyang University in Ansan, Korea majoring in French Culture and Language and business at the same time. Over the years of his college life, Junwon has come across on having a huge interest in interrelation, not just between men to men but men to a group or even a nation. With these interest, Junwon joined an army as a KATUSA. He first, was allocated to Inspector General Office in US second infantry division, afterward Junwon became a senior Katusa which is similar to the squad leader. During his career in the army, his interest became to materialize as an interrelationship between many different races. Based on these experiences, Junwon has started to get to know about the role or the function of UN and he is truly looking forward the time in UN. He is also anticipating that this upcoming great opportunity will broaden his knowledge and give him a signpost for his next step.
Jaesung Yoon (윤재성)
As a student of International Studies and a proud national of the Republic of Korea, nothing could bring me more pride and excitement than being selected as one of the college leaders of Korea to the UN. During my work experiences with NGOs and official diplomatic missions of Korea, I have learned that the participation in international bodies is not restricted to promoting each nation’s diplomatic interests, and that the scope of its effects reach far beyond that of bilateral relationships. I believe that the UN’s SDG efforts can have lasting accomplishments in establishing peace, cooperative development, protection of human rights, and other values necessary for the betterment of mankind. I consider it my greatest honor to participate in this program, and look forward to the academic insight and experience that will come from it.
Su-hyun Yoon (윤수현)
My name is Su-hyun Yoon. I'm a student in Yeungnam University. My major is culture anthropology. Since I was a teenager, I've been interested in different culture and people. Also, I'd like to be a curator, who is working in a museum. I'm positive and meticulous. I'm really happy to participate in WFUNA.