(2022 McCourt Scholar)
Kyuin Lee is a change-maker whose work has taken her all over the world. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Lee has landed roles far and wide; in her first foray into public policy, she engaged in voter education at the European Parliament in Belgium, and, subsequently, in diversity, equity and inclusion, at the International Labour Organization in Switzerland. Upon returning to Seoul, she guided the design and implementation of Korea’s foreign aid policy. Lately, her work has centered on climate resilience in low-income countries.
As a data aficionado, Lee hopes to refine her quantitative skills at McCourt to devise solutions for climate justice.
“My interest in public policy,” she says, “stems from an amalgam: an inquiring mind to delve into society’s biggest problems, an itch to make things right and an unwavering commitment to improving lives.”