Around the World with Namju Cho<br />A World-Class Flight Introducing SGA’s Newest Project Manager<br />
For many, it’s a dream to travel around the world, but for Namju it was all part of growing up. <br />
For many, it’s a dream to travel around the world, but for Namju it was all part of growing up. <br />We begin today’s fli...
It wasn’t long until work took Namju’s father—who worked for the Korean government—and the family north…<br />Australia<br />
Waaaaaaay north….<br />
Waaaaaaay north….to the Netherlands. <br />
Then after a couple of years… <br />
Then after a couple of years…to Ivory Coast.<br />
By the time Namju started school,<br />
she had 3 countries under her belt and was ready to add another…  <br />
she had 3 countries under her belt and was ready to add another…France!  <br />
Namju attended elementary school en France.<br />France<br />
Namju attended elementary school en France.<br />And it turns out that her first language was French!<br />France<br />
Soon it was time to travel again.<br />
This time to Korea.<br />
This time to Korea. Then on to Chile.<br />
Peru<br />Bolivia<br />Here in South America, Namju learned to speak both English and Spanish over the course of 3 years.<...
Peru<br />Bolivia<br />Here in South America, Namju learned to speak both English and Spanish over the course of 3 years.<...
while thumbing through Newsweek Magazine’s coverage of Korea’s pro-democracy movements.<br />
But it was back in Korea where Namju would finish up middle school and start high school.<br />
If you’re keeping count, we’re up to 6 countries already. <br />2<br />4<br />5<br />3<br />1<br />6<br />
Why not add another?<br />2<br />4<br />5<br />3<br />1<br />6<br />
Why not add another? Venezuela!<br />2<br />4<br />5<br />3<br />1<br />6<br />
But our story continues in Korea<br />
But our story continues in Korea where Namju attended Yonsei University and majored in journalism.<br />
As a journalist for Yonsei’s English language paper following Korea’s turbulent transition to democracy, Namju inhaled her...
As a journalist for Yonsei’s English language paper following Korea’s turbulent transition to democracy, Namju inhaled her...
As a journalist for Yonsei’s English language paper during Korea’s transition to democracy, Namju saw her share of tear ga...
She soon enrolled in an exchange program that brought her to<br />
She soon enrolled in an exchange program that brought her to UCLA.<br />
Namju promptly joined Pacific Ties, UCLA’s Asian American Pacific Islander news magazine with impeccable timing. <br />
She found herself trying to give the Korean American community a voice as the Rodney King riots unfolded. <br />
Her studies would bring her back to Korea where she graduated from Yonsei University and began her career in journalism. <...
She started at the Asian edition of the Wall Street Journal, where she covered the Asian financial crisis of 1997. <br />
But this globetrotter by nature soon found herself<br />
But this globetrotter by nature soon found herself in New York working for Dow Jones Newswires.<br />
And when it was time to move on, <br />New York<br />
And when it was time to move on, <br />Mass<br />New York<br />Namju traveled to Massachusetts <br />
where she attended Harvard University and earned a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government....
Finally, that brings us to Los Angeles where Namju’s spent the last 9 years working at nonprofit organizations:<br />
Serving as the Communications and Policy Director at the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking<br />
Serving as the Communications & Policy Director at the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking<br />And later as the Di...
And despite a full plate Namju still found time to pursue her journalistic interests<br />
as a freelance producer for the local NPR affiliate, KCRW and as a writer for KoreAm Journal and the Korea Times<br />
And that’s when SGA<br />
And that’s when SGA and Namju crossed paths. <br />
And though this world traveler could claim roots anywhere,<br />
And though this world traveler could claim roots anywhere, <br />it’s Los Angeles that Namju considers the closest thing t...
What’s home without a family? <br />
What’s home without a family? <br />SGA is so happy to welcome Namju to our SGA family!<br />
What’s home without a family? <br />SGA is so happy to welcome Namju to our SGA family!<br />We hope you’ll get a chance t...
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  1. 1. Around the World with Namju Cho<br />A World-Class Flight Introducing SGA’s Newest Project Manager<br />
  2. 2. For many, it’s a dream to travel around the world, but for Namju it was all part of growing up. <br />
  3. 3. For many, it’s a dream to travel around the world, but for Namju it was all part of growing up. <br />We begin today’s flight in Australia, where Namju was born.<br />Australia<br />
  4. 4. It wasn’t long until work took Namju’s father—who worked for the Korean government—and the family north…<br />Australia<br />
  5. 5. Waaaaaaay north….<br />
  6. 6. Waaaaaaay north….to the Netherlands. <br />
  7. 7. Then after a couple of years… <br />
  8. 8. Then after a couple of years…to Ivory Coast.<br />
  9. 9. By the time Namju started school,<br />
  10. 10. she had 3 countries under her belt and was ready to add another… <br />
  11. 11. she had 3 countries under her belt and was ready to add another…France! <br />
  12. 12. Namju attended elementary school en France.<br />France<br />
  13. 13. Namju attended elementary school en France.<br />And it turns out that her first language was French!<br />France<br />
  14. 14. Soon it was time to travel again.<br />
  15. 15. This time to Korea.<br />
  16. 16. This time to Korea. Then on to Chile.<br />
  17. 17. Peru<br />Bolivia<br />Here in South America, Namju learned to speak both English and Spanish over the course of 3 years.<br />Argentina<br />
  18. 18. Peru<br />Bolivia<br />Here in South America, Namju learned to speak both English and Spanish over the course of 3 years.<br />It’s also where Namju’s interest in journalism was sparked<br />Argentina<br />
  19. 19. while thumbing through Newsweek Magazine’s coverage of Korea’s pro-democracy movements.<br />
  20. 20. But it was back in Korea where Namju would finish up middle school and start high school.<br />
  21. 21. If you’re keeping count, we’re up to 6 countries already. <br />2<br />4<br />5<br />3<br />1<br />6<br />
  22. 22. Why not add another?<br />2<br />4<br />5<br />3<br />1<br />6<br />
  23. 23. Why not add another? Venezuela!<br />2<br />4<br />5<br />3<br />1<br />6<br />
  24. 24. But our story continues in Korea<br />
  25. 25. But our story continues in Korea where Namju attended Yonsei University and majored in journalism.<br />
  26. 26. As a journalist for Yonsei’s English language paper following Korea’s turbulent transition to democracy, Namju inhaled her share of tear gas and dodged flaming Molotov cocktails.<br />
  27. 27. As a journalist for Yonsei’s English language paper following Korea’s turbulent transition to democracy, Namju inhaled her share of tear gas and dodged flaming Molotov cocktails.<br />You’d think that’d scare the young journalist off from the profession. <br />
  28. 28. As a journalist for Yonsei’s English language paper during Korea’s transition to democracy, Namju saw her share of tear gas and Molotov cocktails.<br />You’d think that’d scare the young journalist off from the profession. <br />But not Namju.<br />
  29. 29. She soon enrolled in an exchange program that brought her to<br />
  30. 30. She soon enrolled in an exchange program that brought her to UCLA.<br />
  31. 31. Namju promptly joined Pacific Ties, UCLA’s Asian American Pacific Islander news magazine with impeccable timing. <br />
  32. 32. She found herself trying to give the Korean American community a voice as the Rodney King riots unfolded. <br />
  33. 33. Her studies would bring her back to Korea where she graduated from Yonsei University and began her career in journalism. <br />
  34. 34. She started at the Asian edition of the Wall Street Journal, where she covered the Asian financial crisis of 1997. <br />
  35. 35. But this globetrotter by nature soon found herself<br />
  36. 36. But this globetrotter by nature soon found herself in New York working for Dow Jones Newswires.<br />
  37. 37. And when it was time to move on, <br />New York<br />
  38. 38. And when it was time to move on, <br />Mass<br />New York<br />Namju traveled to Massachusetts <br />
  39. 39. where she attended Harvard University and earned a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government.<br />
  40. 40. Finally, that brings us to Los Angeles where Namju’s spent the last 9 years working at nonprofit organizations:<br />
  41. 41. Serving as the Communications and Policy Director at the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking<br />
  42. 42. Serving as the Communications & Policy Director at the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking<br />And later as the Director of Marketing & Communications at the California Community Foundation.<br />
  43. 43. And despite a full plate Namju still found time to pursue her journalistic interests<br />
  44. 44. as a freelance producer for the local NPR affiliate, KCRW and as a writer for KoreAm Journal and the Korea Times<br />
  45. 45. And that’s when SGA<br />
  46. 46. And that’s when SGA and Namju crossed paths. <br />
  47. 47. And though this world traveler could claim roots anywhere,<br />
  48. 48. And though this world traveler could claim roots anywhere, <br />it’s Los Angeles that Namju considers the closest thing to home.<br />
  49. 49. What’s home without a family? <br />
  50. 50. What’s home without a family? <br />SGA is so happy to welcome Namju to our SGA family!<br />
  51. 51. What’s home without a family? <br />SGA is so happy to welcome Namju to our SGA family!<br />We hope you’ll get a chance to meet Namju (and be sure to ask her about her travels)!<br />
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