Society & Culture
Episode 39: Emily Kessel
Born in South Korea, but raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, Emily is a Korean adoptee, who from a young age, has been involved with the Korean adoptee community in Minnesota and abroad. As a university student at the University of St. Thomas, she was involved with the Office of International Student Services, ELS Language Center, Children’s Home Society and Family Services, and the Minnesota Literacy Council. After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Communication Studies, she spent two years working as a Fulbright grantee in Korea (Pyeongchang and Pohang), and completed her Masters program with the Korean Language Flagship Center at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Emily has also worked at a Korean language immersion camp for Concordia Language Villages. She is interested in education and language acquisition, gender equality, and immigrant/refugee rights. In her spare time, she enjoys running, yoga, watching movies and K-Dramas, and reading anything that finds its way into her hands (a novel, newspaper article, or blog of random facts). She is the Advocacy Director at NAKASEC (nakasec.org) and can be reached at email@example.com.
Songs from A Collective Effort are available at SoundCloud (Http://soundcloud.com/acollectiveeffortmusic/sets/a-collective-effort-mix-bag) and other music of the podcast comes courtesy of Needle Drop Records by The Bell. Also featured today is "Long Live the Chief" by Jidenna from Epic Records, a subdivision of Sony.
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