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Curriculum Vitae

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Academic Positions

July 2019 - 


August 2023 - Present

February 2020 - Present

September 2022 - Present

June 2022 - Present

Assistant Professor 

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

Faculty Affiliate

Urban and Civic Informatics Lab, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University

Core Faculty 

Rutgers Global Health Institute

Provost’s Strategic Task Force on Cyberinfrastructure and Data Science

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Ewha Global Fellow

Ewha Women's University


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.

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