Eunkoo is a co-founder of TNKR, responsible for co-leading the organization and staying in contact with refugees to learn about their needs and experiences within the program. Prior to working with TNKR, she was a researcher with the Korean Development Institute, and her focus was on young North Korean refugees in South Korea. Before that, she was a researcher at Database Center for North Korean Human Rights and published internal white papers on North Korean human rights from 2007 to 2009 as a departmental co-author. She has a master’s degree in North Korean Studies from Ewha University in South Korea, as well as a master’s degree in International Studies from The University of Sheffield.
Eunkoo has recently been accepted to undertake a PhD at the Graduate School of International Studies at Ewha Womans University. While pursuing her PhD, she will strive to grow TNKR to serve the growing number of North Korean refugees hoping to benefit from TNKR’s services.