Jenny has four years of experience in the nonprofit sector and earned her
Bachelor’s of Arts in Communications from Trinity Western University in
Canada. As a legal coordinator of the refugee organization’s International
Asylum Refugee Protection team, she tackles important issues with children’s
rights, women’s issues, domestic violence and legal difficulties. Jenny has
experience working with other major stakeholders, such as the United Nations
Refugee Agency and Save the Children, to cooperate for refugees’ rights. Since refugees are
the most marginalized people in Korea, resources are limited and helping them is a big
challenge. However, Jenny has discovered many solutions on how to provide for the refugees’ needs. By connecting with other networks in the area where many refugees reside, she was
able to provide them with proper support and assistance. She is passionate about raising
awareness of the presence of refugees in Korea and has appeared on the news channel SBS, a
major broadcasting in Korea, to inform how poorly refugee children are being treated under
Korea’s limited social welfare systems. Moreover, Jenny’s 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 many Korean citizens who participated to learn about African culture and interact
with the refugees as neighbors. Jenny is a very energetic, courageous and enthusiastic person,
with a strong desire to put her experience to use working in the humanitarian field.

Host Organization: Meridian International Center