YJ Paik is the Operations Coordinator at the Pacific Council on International Policy, where she assists in office operations and strives to ensure efficient technology administration. She graduated summa cum laude from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Cognitive Studies.
Prior to joining the Pacific Council, she worked in the fields of donor relations, health, and technology. Most recently, she spent over a year working remotely and traveling extensively throughout East and Southeast Asia. Her experiences helped develop her global mindset and expanded her interests in sustainable development and community empowerment.