Soomin Jun is a Master’s in International Policy Class of '22 at Stanford. Soomin is interested in finding unconventional solutions for public policy through prioritizing inclusivity in policymaking. Over the summer, she interned at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), where she analyzed the economic impacts of climate change in the region and researched strategies to build resilient economies post-COVID-19.
Prior to Stanford, Soomin spent four years with The Asia Foundation in Mongolia. She worked closely with Ulaanbaatar City to mitigate risks from economic volatility rooted in Mongolia’s extractive industry-based economy. One of her accomplishments includes establishing Mongolia’s first Women’s Business Center and Incubator, a Center with over 5,000 clients that promotes women’s role in the higher-value-added sectors such as tech start-ups.
Soomin holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with the highest distinction, where she completed a double major in Economics and Global Studies and a minor in Chinese. In her free time, Soomin enjoys playing golf and practicing yoga.