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Directing Programs on Human Rights in North Korea

Rosa Park is the Director of Programs and Editor at the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK), where she has worked since 2011. Ms. Park has conducted interviews with numerous Korea experts and North Korean escapees, including the first interview with Ji Seong-ho after his State of the Union appearance in January 2018, which are published on HRNK Insider. Ms. Park has also completed editorial and graphic design work on all of HRNK’s publications over the past nine years.

In addition to managing the HRNK internship program, Ms. Park directs conference and public outreach programs in Seoul, Washington DC, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, and Geneva. Ms. Park was a leading member of the team that gained United Nations consultative status for HRNK in April 2018, making HRNK the first civil society organization in the U.S. focused solely on North Korean human rights to achieve this status. Ms. Park has been featured in CNN, BBC, VOA, USA Today, NBC, Democracy Digest, Epoch Times, and KEI's Korean Kontext. She had the honor of being listed as one of the Asian American and Pacific Islander National Security and Foreign Policy Next Generation Leaders in May 2019.

Ms. Park received an M.A. in International Politics from American University's School of International Service, an M.A. in Korean Studies from Korea University, and a B.A. in International Relations from American University’s School of International Service with a minor in Graphic Design.