Jenny Park

Jenny Park is joining the GlobalConnect Division at Meridian as an Atlas Corps Fellow and will be working primarily on the U.S. Congress – Republic of Korea’s National Assembly Exchange Program and on other relevant projects. A native of Korea, Jenny has four years of experience in the nonprofit sector. As a legal coordinator of the refugee organization's International Asylum Refugee Protection team, she tackled important issues related to children's rights, women's issues, domestic violence and legal difficulties. She has a solid experience working with other major stakeholders, such as the United Nations Refugee Agency and Save the Children, to cooperate for refugees' rights. She discovered many solutions on how to provide for the refugees' needs and has appeared on SBS News, a major broadcasting channel in Korea, to discuss the problems faced by refugee children under Korea's limited social welfare systems. Moreover, her proposal for a program wherein refugee women instruct culinary classes, teaching their own recipes to Korean citizens, was accepted and implemented by the Korea Women's Foundation. Not only did the program provide a sustainable option for refugee women to generate their own income, but it also allowed the Korean citizens who participated to learn about African culture and interact with the refugees as neighbors. Jenny earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Trinity Western University in Canada; she speaks Korean, English as well as intermediate Japanese and basic French.