Curriculum Vitae

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Academic Positions

February 2020

Assistant Professor 

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Social Work


Core Faculty 

Rutgers Global Health Institute

July 2019 - 



May 2019




University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. in Social Welfare

Designated Emphasis: Development Engineering

Combating Poverty through Aid: A Critical Analysis of Alternative Models

Received 2020 Society for Social Work and Research Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

Harvard University, Master in Public Policy, Cambridge

Concentration: Political and Economic Development Analysis of Impact Evaluation Systems for Kexim Bank’s Development Assistance Loan


Washington University in St. Louis, Master of Social Work

Concentration: Social and Economic Development


Ewha Womans University, Bachelor of Art in Social Welfare, Seoul

Minor: Psychology

Professional Experience

2013 - 2015

2013 - 2015

2012 - 2013

2012 - 2013

2007 - 2008

2002 - 2004

Evaluation Specialist 

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) & Korea Institute for Development Strategy (KDS); Seoul, South Korea

Designed impact evaluation of community-driven development projects (CDDs) in Myanmar; Conducted a feasibility study of CDDs in Cambodia.


Evaluation Specialist

Korea Foundation; Seoul, South Korea

International Healthcare

Evaluated results of Lee Jong-Wook fellowship for healthcare professionals from Laos, Tanzania, and Vietnam

PI: Minah Kang

Senior Researcher

Korea Institute for Development Strategy (KDS); Seoul, South Korea

Commissioned by the Prime Minister's Office & the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade

Let development research projects

  • A meta-analysis of aid evaluations

  • Supporting credit cooperatives in Cambodia and Myanmar

  • Identifying Korea's Priority Aid Policy

Co-PI: Seung-Hun Chun & Woojin Jung

Senior Policy Analyst

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA); Seongnam, South Korea

Policy Research Division

Analyzed OECD countries' development aid policies and produced policy reports

PI: Woojin Jung

Data Analyst

UNICEF; New York, NY

Division of Policy and Planning: Socio-Economic Analysis Unit & Gender and Rights Unit

Reviewed reports prepared by Global Study on Child Poverty national teams. 

Assessed gender and human rights mainstreaming in country programs.

PR Officer

Korean Community Service Center; Washington D.C.

Raised funds through a United Way combined federal campaign, website management, and community outreach.