Min is a Masters candidate at Seoul National University majoring in international area studies. Min received her Bachelor’s degree in Government from Smith College and is a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society in Political Science. Min has worked as a research intern at East Asia Institute and as a KF junior researcher at Center for Strategic and International Studies in the past. Her research interests include deterrence and alliance politics, US security policy in Asia-Pacific, and US-China rivalry.
Kayleen is currently a Masters candidate at Seoul National University studying International Cooperation. Kayleen received her bachelor’s degree in business at the University of Southern California, and after graduation, she worked in the digital advertising space where she learned the ins and outs of digital technology and big data. Her interests lay in US-North East Asian security cooperation and international policy concerning data platforms, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies.
Darron Seller-Peritz is currently a KGSP scholar and M.A. candidate who is majoring in International Cooperation at Seoul National University. After graduating from International Business for his undergraduate degree, he spent some time in export financing in Canada before coming to Korea to teach English. His interests include cooperation among East Asian nations, and international development.
Jin Hee Lim
Jin Hee Lim is a recent graduate of SNU Graduate School of International Studies (M.A. International Cooperation). Her thesis on opium production in Myanmar and non-statist governance patterns highlighted the limitations of liberal state-building, as well as ethical ambiguities of ‘illegal’ economic activities. Jin Hee’s professional experiences include ODA projects for gender equality in Latin America and inter-urban cooperation for disaster management in the Asia-Pacific. Jin Hee’s wider interests lie in borderlessness, political geography, critical theory and musical theater.
Raveena Ugale is currently a M.A. Candidate of International Cooperation at Seoul National University, with an interest in U.S.-East Asian security relations. She graduated from the George Washington University, where she completed a B.A. in International Affairs concentrating in International Development and Asia. Prior to her studies at SNU, she worked as a research intern at the East-West Center in Washington D.C. and spent two years in South Korea teaching English to Korean students. Her research interests include, international cooperation, historical dispute settlement, national security issues, and impacts of education on development.
Angela Heck is pursuing her Masters degree in International Studies at Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea. Her area of focus includes Russia, Central Asia and U.S.-Russia relations in Northeast Asia. After completing her undergraduate degree in Hispanic Studies and volunteering with the U.S. Peace Corps, Angela gained professional experience in project management before returning to graduate school.
Andrew is currently a KGSP Scholar and Masters student of International Cooperation at Seoul National University. His academic interests lie in data privacy, digital rights, and internet discourse. He earned his M.A. in TESOL and Linguistics from the University of Texas at San Antonio and his B.A. in Politics from Cornell College. He has worked with the U.S. Department of State, organized immigration clinics at a top-tier U.S. law school, and advised a Texas state senator on juvenile justice policy. He recently studied Korean at Keimyung University in Daegu.
Mark is a Masters student at Seoul National University’s GSIS majoring in Area Studies. His interests broadly cover modern history and politics in the East Asian region, with a specific focus on South Korea. Mark holds a First Class Honours degree in History from the University of Sydney, Australia, where his thesis focused on Australia’s political involvement in the Korean War.
Ye Young Kim
Ye Young (Chloe) is a Masters candidate at Seoul National University’s GSIS majoring in International Cooperation. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at Yonsei University with Highest Honors. Ye Young has worked at the Seoul International Dispute Resolution Center as an intern and has also devised and run social enterprise models through various start-up projects. She is particularly interested in the social integration of children, women, and foreigners including migrants and refugees. Her broad academic interests lie in international/transnational migration, politics of citizenship and belonging, and interdisciplinary approaches to conflict resolution and development.