Jieun Baek MPP 2014
President, HKS Student Government
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Baek is student body president of the Kennedy School and was a co-chair for the Diplomacy Professional Interest Council and the co-chair for the HKS North Korea Study Group, for which she co-led a trek for 24 students to North Korea in August 2013. Before graduate school, she worked in sales at the Google headquarters office in Mountain View, California, and also served as Google’s North Korea lead to manage projects related to bringing Google resources to North Korean defectors. In her free time, she writes articles about her experiences speaking and working with North Korean defectors to engage her readers about the various difficulties that North Koreans experience. Baek studied government at Harvard University for her bachelor’s degree, where she founded a student organization called Harvard Undergraduates for Human Rights in North Korea. Baek hopes to work on US policy in North Korea and the greater East Asian region. VIEW FULL BIO

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