Class 7 (2008-2010)
DongJu Yu, South Korea
Duke University – Master in International Development Policy
Dongju Yu has an academic background in Political Science and Diplomacy. He began his career working as a department head with the Korea-China Culture & Youth Association (Futureforest), an environmental NGO, taking responsibility for projects on combating desertification in North East Asia and cultural exchange of youth. Through the Korea International Cooperation Agency, a Korean governmental agency for grant aid programs, he was dispatched to Mongolia where he was able to renew his passion for working in the field of environment and sustainable development. He participated in the Improvement of Maternal and Child Health and Reforestation and Recovery of Devastated Areas projects. He has also conducted research on water policy and management in Mongolia, integrating comparative analysis and recommendations for future policy. Following his time in Mongolia, he worked in Bangkok, Thailand as a development fellow of The Asian Foundation. Upon completion of the Rotary World Peace program, he hopes to commit himself to economic and social development, with an emphasis on environmental considerations.