Yoojin is a second-year Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) student pursuing the Global Politics and Security concentration. Her academic focus is on nuclear nonproliferation with a regional interest in Asia-Pacific. As a MSFS student, she interned at the U.S. Department of State in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation as a press officer (Spring ’19) and at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta in the economics department (Summer ’19). In addition, she serves as the President of a student organization called GU Asia-Pacific Forum; during her tenure, she successfully launched a new initiative called the Southeast Asia Embassy Visits and organized various career and social events.
Prior to joining MSFS, she worked as the Director of Communications at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, a non-profit organization whose membership spans over 2,000 emerging professionals in international affairs. She also worked as an assistant managing clerk at Kirkland & Ellis, a renowned international law firm.
She is fluent in Korean. Yoojin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Barnard College, Columbia University.
"I was primarily drawn to MSFS because of its people; MSFS boasts brilliant and dedicated professors, staff members, and alumni. Most importantly, fellow prospective students whom I had met during the open house assured me that this is a place where I would be challenged."