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Class 3 (2004-2006)

Hyunjoo Youn, South Korea

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – School of Education

Hyunjoo earned her B.A. in English Language and Literature (major) and Education (minor) at Hoseo University, and M.A. in English linguistics at the Han-kuk University of Foreign Studies in Korea. She has also completed a course for Human Rights and North Korean Refugees through NKHR NGO in Korea. Hyunjoo has been an active participant, leader and organizer in many international youth programs, conferences and forums including World Youth Leader’s Conference commemorating 50 th anniversary of UN and Korean independence; and Korea-ASEAN Future-Oriented Youth Exchange Project. She has also worked for UNESCO Asia-Pacific regional office in Thailand, Korean National Commission for UNESCO, Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and SARANGBANG Group for Human Rights (NGO). Upon completion of the Rotary World Peace Fellowship program, Hyunjoo would like to pursue her career helping children in need including street children and North Korean refugees. Area of Interest/Research: Hyunjoo’s Master’s research focuses on street children in Thailand and education policy. Internship: UNESCO, Bangkok, Thailand Hyunjoo developed and improved a bioethics textbook, assisted the SHS unit’s HR projects, and attended conferences and meetings on behalf of her unit. She also conducted institution visits to UN agencies to identify what types of works are being done to improve conditions of street children.