Associate Board

The Associate Board is a group of community-minded young professionals who serve as ambassadors of KACF’s mission, helping to build awareness of issues of economic security and shape the next generation of Korean American philanthropy. Throughout the year, the Board hosts various community-building activities and events such as the Annual 5K Run in support of the Foundation’s mission.

Connect with our Associate Board on Instagram (@kacfny_ab).

Avery Chang | Co-Chair

Avery is a Marketing Insights Researcher at Meta, focused on Augmented Reality. In her work, she builds future-forward, equitable technology by championing the voice of the consumer and connecting the dots between human needs and technological innovation. Avery received her degree in Psychology with a Computer Science minor from NYU. Outside of work, she finds joy in eBay bidding wars on vintage clothing, popping into Lincoln Center for a movie or a concert, playing tennis, and adding videos to her endless YouTube queue.

Yohanna Kim | Co-Chair

Yohanna Kim is a Senior Brand Manager at a French skincare brand under the L’Oréal Group. In her role, she leads strategy and execution for key pillar franchises within the brand’s portfolio. 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. She enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and trying new restaurants with family & friends. Yohanna’s definition of a balanced lifestyle is a mix of yoga and side of fries!

Heejae An

HeeJae An is an associate consultant at Community Resource Exchange, a nonprofit consulting firm supporting the work of nonprofits in the NYC metropolitan area and beyond. Prior to his current role, he served as the 2022-2023 KACF Capacity Building fellow upon returning from working in Korea. HeeJae received his B.A. in Child Study and Human Development as well as his M.A. in Clinical Developmental Health and Psychology from Tufts University. He was also a 2018 Fulbright grantee to South Korea and worked for two years as an English teacher in a middle school in Cheongju. Since moving to New York, HeeJae has reignited his love of playing volleyball at open gyms around the city, seeking the best third spaces in and around the city, and browsing the immense amount of stuff on the city’s Facebook marketplace.

Elliott Chang

Elliott Chang is a manager on the Growth team at Ethic, a sustainability-focused asset manager. Prior to his current role, he served as CCO of an asset management group based out of San Francisco. Elliott received his B.A. in International Studies with a minor in Statistical Sciences at UC Santa Barbara. In his free time, Elliott is active outdoors to balance his love for wine & whiskey, or hosting dinners with friends & watching a new film.

Jane Dua

Jane Dua is the Founder of nunchi, a fine jewelry brand on a mission to provide ethically made, carefully crafted designs that put people and the planet first. She has 12 years of industry experience, previously having grown a high-end jewelry brand from a 12-style assortment to a collection worn by celebrities including Beyonce, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift. Jane holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Government and Communications from Cornell University. Beyond work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and pomsky, eating, and traveling.

Caroline Hong | Secretary

Caroline Hong is a Global Marketing Coordinator at EVE LOM, a luxury British skincare brand that promotes the powerful effects of botanical ingredients. Currently, Caroline assists with developing a concise marketing strategy for brand awareness and new product launches and also manages consumer-facing events to interact with consumers offline. Caroline earned her BA in Hispanic Studies with minors in Consumer Psychology and Classical Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. In her free time, Caroline can be found at Rumble Boxing, walking her dog in Central Park, or spending time with friends and family. She is also a serious foodie and is currently searching for the best burger in NYC.

Heejay Kang

Heejay Kang is a Director of Brands at Target, responsible for launching and growing Target’s owned brands in the women’s fashion apparel & accessories space. Heejay received her B.S. from MIT and her MBA from Wharton.  She has experience across finance, strategy, marketing, fashion and startups and is passionate about building consumer experiences. She loves a good cup of coffee (or cocktail), living a balanced lifestyle, and spending time with family and friends.

Nicholas Kang

Nicholas Kang is a strategy consultant at FTI Consulting and focuses on serving real estate private equity clients and REITS. Nicholas has received his B.A. in economics from New York University. He joined the KACF Associate Board in order to take a more active role in the Korean community. In his free time, he enjoys grooving to the rhythm of the beat and spending quality time with friends and family.

Andrew Kim

Andrew C. Kim is a venture capital investor at a New York-based investment adviser where he focuses on private technology investments. Prior to his current role, Andrew was an Associate at Centerbridge Partners where he focused on private equity and special situations investments; and an Analyst at Goldman Sachs where he focused on M&A transactions in the technology and media sectors. Andrew received his B.A. (hons.) from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys running marathons, improving his golf game, and FaceTime-ing his nieces.

Minnie Kim

Minnie Kim is on the Digital Communications team at Bloomberg Philanthropies, which encompasses Mike Bloomberg’s foundation, corporate, and personal philanthropy. In her role, she helps manage all social and digital content for Mike and the foundation. Minnie received her degree in Fine Arts and Asian Studies from Bowdoin College. By joining KACF, she hopes to extend her commitment to promoting social good beyond her professional role. During her free time, she enjoys taking Pilates classes and exploring new bars and restaurants around the city.

Soyeon Kim

Soyeon Kim is a Research Analyst and Community Planner in the Real Estate Development Department at the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). In her role, Soyeon facilitates the partnership between public housing residents and developers, guiding them through the intricate process of NYCHA’s public-private partnership program, known as Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT). Soyeon’s commitment to community engagement extends beyond her professional role. Born and raised in Busan, South Korea, and now based in New York, Soyeon hopes to empower the Korean American and AAPI communities at large. Soyeon holds a Master of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Design Studies from Hanyang University.

Suzanne Kim

Suzanne Kim sits on the Global Marketing team at Goldman Sachs, managing corporate brand social media channels and overseeing creative strategy. A storyteller at heart, she began her career in journalism at NBC News, and most recently at CBS News, where she was a social producer for CBS Mornings. Suzanne holds a B.A. in Media, Culture & Communication from New York University. She’s passionate about AAPI representation in media and entertainment, and is excited to be more involved in helping empower the greater Korean American community. Her hobbies include overordering at restaurants, singing in a cover band, and scouring Zillow for homes she can’t afford.

Aary Lee

Aary Lee received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design at Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Architecture at Yale University. Aary is currently an Associate Designer at Handel Architects, an architecture and interior design firm focused on creating a sustainable future. She serves as a Committee Member on the Sustainability Team at Handel and operates a floral and event design studio in her spare time.

John Lim

John Lim is a Compliance Associate at Guggenheim Securities, LLC, focusing on regulatory responses and testing. Previously, John was an Associate at KPMG and advised several clients in the Fortune 500 on Compliance Risk matters and worked with non-governmental organizations at the United Nations in New York and Vienna. Outside of work, John is involved in several alumni leadership roles for Lehigh University, where he received his B.A. in Economics and International Relations, and can often be found playing board games, such as Chess.

Jay Moon | Finance Chair

Jay Moon works at Incentrum Group, serving a select group of corporate clients as a strategic financial advisor and pursuing industry-focused private equity investments. Jay received his B.A. in Applied Mathematics and Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University, M.B.A. from the Wharton School, and M.A. in International Studies from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. On weekends, Jay continues searching for a consistent golf swing and balls he lost.

Elle Pak

Elle Pak is a startup operator and advisor (previously at Purpose Venture Group, DoorDash, and HelloFresh) focused on social and environmental impact. She is currently building a new startup, Golden Homes, a platform for home modifications to enable aging-in-place for older adults. Elle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Yale University and a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs. She also serves as a Board Member of Accelerate Yale, the Yale alumni group for innovation, tech, and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Elle enjoys hiking, making ceramics, and traveling. 

Hyun Yang

Hyun Yang is an Associate at Blackstone’s Infrastructure group, responsible for investments across transportation, energy, and communications sectors. Prior to his current role, Hyun was an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs in the Industrials group. Hyun has also served in the Republic of Korea Marine Corps, and as a missionary in Brazil with Youth With A Mission. Hyun received his B.S. in Mathematics and Economics from MIT. In his free time, Hyun enjoys reading / running and is learning how to play the guitar.

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