"Korea Economic Institute" with Jenna Gibson and Kyle Ferrier

June 22nd, 2016

Jenna and Kyle were both Fulbright ETAs for the 2011-12 grant year. Jenna also renewed for the 2012-13.  They are  co-workers at the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI), which is a think dedicated to promoting dialogue and understanding between the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the United States on economic, political, and security relations.

Jenna Gibson is the Director of Communications at KEI where she is charged with media relations and outreach along with managing KEI’s online presence. Jenna earned a Masters of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University in 2015. While at Georgetown, Jenna concentrated in global politics and security, with a particular focus on human rights and communications in East Asia. She graduated with a degree in journalism and international studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2011.

Kyle Ferrier is the Director of Academic Affairs and Research at KEI where he manages KEI’s outreach efforts to foster collaboration between academic and policy communities. Before joining KEI, Kyle worked for the Bank of New York Mellon and interned with the Korea Institute for National Unification, US Department of State, US Department of Commerce, and US Senator Charles Schumer. He hold an MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics and International Politics from George Mason University.

"Medical School Experience" with Stanley Yuan

June 6th, 2016

Stanley Yuan just completed his first year of medical school at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Stanley was an ETA at Naju High School during the ’14-‘5 grant year. As an ETA, he worked on several research projects, one that explores the relationship between health literacy and physician-patient communication in South Korea and another that explores neural development in zebrafish.

"Opportunities in Korea/Non-Profit" with Chelle Jones

June 6th, 2016

Chelle Jones (2006-2009 ETA) has her B.A. in History (’06) from the University of Chicago and her M.A. in Korean Studies (’14) from Seoul National University, South Korea. Her MA thesis contrasted feminist movement discourse with South Korean Supreme Court judgments by analyzing the sex trafficking prevention case law and local social movements for sex workers’ rights. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Sociology at The University of Michigan, focused on social movements, power, gender and sexuality. During her eight years in Korea, she took an active role with nonprofit organizations, including being the founder of the Korean chapter of anti-street harassment organization, Hollaback! Her session will focus on how she connected her Fulbright experience with her current studies in sociology, while shedding light on how to bridge the gaps between your background, your experience as an ETA, and future goals.

"International Education & Admissions" with Stephanie Tao

May 10th, 2016

Stephanie Tao is the Assistant Director of International Admissions at Loyola University in Chicago, IL, where she manages recruitment territories in Asia and Oceania. She graduated with a Master’s degree in International Higher Education from Loyola University and was a former ESL Teacher from Wuhan University in China. Her session focuses on her experiences recruiting international students for enrollment and steps taken to get into this field of higher ed.