Associate Board

The Associate Board is a group of professionals who share the mission of our Foundation. As ambassadors of KACF, the Associate Board raises awareness of community issues and develops a new generation of philanthropists by mentoring young professionals in the Korean American community.


 

Jennifer Kang

Chair

Jennifer Kang is a Channel Marketing Manager at Cisco Systems, the worldwide leader in IT and networking. In her role, she leads partner marketing strategy and activation for cross-architecture launches and campaigns. Prior to Cisco, she served as Marketing Director at DVTEL (now FLIR Systems), a manufacturer of video management systems and Marketing Specialist at Kratos Public Safety & Security, a physical security systems integrator. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Government/Law from Lafayette College.

Daniel Chi

Daniel Chi is a Registered Associate at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, working with a team to provide Financial Planning and Investment Management services to families and business owners. He is currently licensed as a General Securities Representative and as an Investment Advisor Representative. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Daniel built out a network as a recruiter in the systematic trading space while sourcing talent for quant hedge funds and investment banks. Daniel received his B.Sc in Finance from Lehigh University, where he served on the executive board of the Chi Phi Fraternity. Away from the office, Daniel is a self-taught musician, who was previously a band leader at his local Korean church. He also enjoys downhill skiing, board games, and experimenting in the kitchen.

Matt Cho

Vice Chair

Matt is currently a Financial Analyst at Happify Health, a LifeTech company whose mission is to improve access to mental, physical, and chronic care through a single digital self-care platform while driving mass-market adoption of Digital Therapeutics. Previously, Matt was an Associate in the Urban Investment Group at Goldman Sachs, a domestic, multi-asset class investing and lending business deploying over $1 billion annually in community and economic development. Matt received a BBA in Finance from the College of William and Mary with a minor in Mathematics. In his free time, Matt enjoys playing in recreational and fantasy sport leagues, video games, and travelling.

Jenny Gerstner

Jenny is a consultant with Deloitte Consulting and focuses on serving financial institutions. She received a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Jenny enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Lina Jung

Vice Chair

Lina Jung is a Proposal and Grants Manager at Vital Strategies, a global public health organization. She develops and manages federal and non-federal grants that support innovative programs to strengthen public health systems in low- and middle-income countries. Prior to this role, she worked as a Research Program Director in blood cancers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as well as various academic institutions focusing on grants management. She holds a Master of Science in Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from McGill University. She enjoys reading, running, golfing, planning her next travel adventures and exploring the city one restaurant at a time.

Doyeun Kim

Doyeun Kim has served the United Nations for five years in various communications roles, including most recently for UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, producing stories about global and equitable access to health, education and protection for children. She previously worked in media, and her writing has been published in The Atlantic and The Korea Times, among other platforms. Doyeun has a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins University.

Estée Kim

Estée Kim a collaborative program designer, facilitator, and human resources professional. She has eight years of experience across Human Resources with the last six years focused on talent management and designing programs for early career talent, teams, managers, and leaders. Currently, she is a Senior Talent Management and Development Officer at the Open Society Foundations. Estée holds a Master’s in Science degree in Organizational Behavior, Systems, and Analytics from the NYU – Tandon School of Engineering and has worked in industries of fashion, art, and philanthropy. Her life activities include rug tufting, aspirational floral design, and being a 24/7 shih tzu enthusiast.

Haylie Kim

Haylie Kim is a Management Consultant at McKinsey, primarily focused on serving private equity clients. She has received her B.A. from University of California, Berkeley. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, playing guitar, and volunteering at local animal shelters.

Jeehae Kim

Jeehae Kim leads digital and e-commerce at MCM. She is passionate about community engagement, sustainability in fashion and retail, and women’s leadership. Jeehae graduated from Amherst College with a B.A. in Russian, and will be pursuing an MBA at Wharton starting 2021. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and cooking for family and friends.

Peter Kim

Peter Kim is an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP where he focuses on litigation and international arbitration. He previously worked at the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. Peter received his B.A. from Columbia University, M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and J.D. from Columbia Law School. In his spare time, Peter enjoys an occasional glass of scotch.

Rachel Kim

Born and raised in Queens, Rachel is currently an Active Duty Army Captain pursuing her Master’s in International Finance and Economic Policy at Columbia University. She served a variety of leadership roles in Italy, Romania, Kosovo, Kentucky and most recently, South Korea. As a dedicated public servant, Rachel is passionate about sustainable policy and advocacy efforts to strengthen the Korean and greater NYC AAPI communities. Upon completion of her degree, she will resume her service as an Instructor of Economics at the United States Military Academy at West Point, from where she earned her B.S in Economics and Systems Engineering. In her pre-COVID life, Rachel enjoyed traveling, competitive endurance racing, and scuba diving but now finds comfort in finding local eats, hiking with her dog, and brewing beer.

Yohanna Kim

Yohanna Kim manages the digital marketing and eCommerce business in the U.S. for Vichy Laboratoires, a French skincare brand under the L'Oréal Group. In her role, she specializes in creating a consumer-centric experience that is digitally innovative and seamless. Prior to her career pivot into the beauty industry, she was studying to become a psychologist and worked with individuals with developmental disabilities. Yohanna received her degree in Psychology from Syracuse University, where she focused on advocating for mental health awareness as President of the Psychology Club. Her personal goal is to live a balanced lifestyle with a mix of yoga and side of fries!

Jacqueline Ryu

Jackie Ryu is a commercial real estate associate at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel where she represents clients on real estate transactions across the nation. Her most recent transactions include working on the $1.6 billion redevelopment of the new Moynihan Station, the ground lease for the casino and real property associated with Caesars Southern Indiana to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and the loan to Chelsea Piers. Jackie attended Georgetown University for her undergraduate degree and Fordham University for her JD. Outside of work, she enjoys trying out new recipes and spending time with her husband and toddler.

Jiho Song

Jiho Song is a Director in AT&T's Strategy and Business Development group supporting AT&T's Mobility and Entertainment businesses. He is responsible for helping define the strategic direction to expand reach and monetization of AT&T’s core video and mobility businesses as well as identifying and evaluating new adjacent industries for AT&T to participate in. He is also responsible for evaluating and executing video and mobility partnerships. Prior to AT&T, Jiho was a Vice President in RBC Capital Markets' media and telecom investment banking group where he executed a number of corporate finance transactions. Jiho received his MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business and his BA in Economics from the University of Chicago. In his spare time, Jiho enjoys golf and is an co-founder/advisor to Canvass Labs, a pre-seed software startup that is developing AI-based software code scanning tools for cyber-security.

Hyun Yang

Hyun Yang is currently an Associate at the Blackstone Group, where he focuses on investments across infrastructure sectors including transportation, energy (utilities, midstream and renewables), communications and water & waste in an approach that emphasizes responsible stewardship and community engagement. Prior to joining Blackstone, Hyun was an Analyst in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs focused on M&A and equity / debt financings for industrial companies. Hyun received his BS in Mathematics and Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In his free time, Hyun continues his passion for music and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
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