Lynn Leeread bio
Lynn Lee studied International Politics and Asian Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Lynn attended public school in Qingdao, China for five years before moving to the United States in 2009. Recently, in 2016, she studied at Sciences Po in Lyon, France for a semester. From her experiences abroad, Lynn learned to speak Korean, English, Mandarin Chinese and French. She has been interested in International Relations since age nine and is particularly passionate about security in Northeast Asia. At Georgetown, Lynn worked as a research assistant to a professor whose expertise includes China’s military strategy and led a student organization called Truth and Human Rights in North Korea (THiNK). During her senior year, she conducted two independent research projects on China’s memory construction of the Korean War and North Korea’s nuclear discourse. During the past summer, Lynn interned with the Korea Studies program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a think tank in Washington DC. As an aspiring academic, she plans to pursue a doctoral degree in Political Science after the Yenching program and conduct research on the geopolitical implications of the U.S.-China relations in respect to the Korean Peninsula. At the Yenching Academy, Lynn will concentrate on Politics and International Relations.
Eduardo Monteiro Baptistaread bio
Eduardo Baptista is a 21-year old history undergraduate at Jesus College, Cambridge. Before moving to Cambridge in October 2014, Eduardo studied at St. Julian's International School in his country of birth, Portugal. The son of a Portuguese father and South Korean mother, Eduardo always wanted to live and study in East Asia. After studying China's anti-imperialist struggle between 1895 and 1927, he decided to apply to the Yenching Academy to further his studies. Eduardo plans to choose Politics and International Relations as his research area, and to reassess past research on the relations between the Korean Peninsula and the EU by learning about the past, present and future of China's relationship with the West. As an aspiring diplomat, Eduardo will pay particular attention to China's relations with Portugal. Eduardo has a strong interest in the Chinese language. Like many other Korean children, much of Eduardo's Korean was learnt through the use of Chinese characters, and this exposure has led to his desire of becoming fluent in Mandarin. As a fluent speaker of Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Korean, Eduardo is particularly excited to integrate into the multicultural environment of the Yenching Academy.
Minjoo Nohread bio
Minjoo was born in South Korea and has lived there for most of her life, with notable exceptions. At age 9, she moved to the US with her family for five years where she developed fluency in English and a very multicultural attitude towards the world. She attended Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul with a full 4-year Samsung Scholarship in the Global Leader Department, where she majored in Law and International Politics. During her junior year, she was selected for the Campus Asia Program, a joint exchange student program for law students from China, Korea, and Japan, and studied at the Renmin University Law School for one year. She was inspired by the program's initiative to establish a community law within East Asia and became interested in political integration within the region, as well as becoming enchanted with Chinese culture, prompting her to promise to return. After graduating, she was sent to Nairobi, Kenya as a United Nations Volunteer to work at the UN Environment Programme Headquarters for 6 months, and then came back to South Korea to intern for 2 months at the UN Commission on International Trade Law, Regional Office for the Asia Pacific. Recently, she moved back to Nairobi to work at a non-profit organization called the World Bicycle Relief for 6 months. Minjoo is passionate about jazz music and the arts as well as traveling and discovering new cultures.