Soojin is an Associate Director for ClimateWorks’ Food and Agriculture Program. She brings 15 years of international experience from a variety of sectors including the United Nations, private sector, and non-profits.
Before joining ClimateWorks Foundation, she was a Senior Researcher at Solutions for Our Climate (SFOC), a South Korean non-profit organization where she was a founding director. Prior to SFOC, Soojin had her own consulting business, serving a variety of environmental non-profits worldwide and the United Nations on climate, forestry, agriculture, and land-use projects. Soojin has also worked as an Analyst at the Global Climate Program of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) where she was focused on market-based mechanisms. Prior to her role at EDF, Soojin was a Climate Change Officer with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), supporting 48 countries in the Asia Pacific region on climate adaptation and mitigation. She began her career as Research Engineer at LG Electronics, developing GHG emissions reduction programs on energy efficiency.
Soojin holds a Master of Environmental Management from Yale University, a Bachelor of Agriculture in Forestry, and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Seoul National University (SNU). Soojin speaks English, Korean, and Spanish, and is conversant in Portuguese, Vietnamese, and Thai.