Rebecca Y. Chung, LMSW, is the Program Manager for the Online Campus at the Columbia University, School of Social Work, and the Director of Management and Impact at STYRO Matters. She is also currently serving a 2-year appointment term with the National Unification Advisory Council, a presidential consultative body for South Korea. Her roles in different sectors and fields provide her with a unique perspective to contribute to a more socially equitable world.
Ms. Chung’s professional experience ranges across international development, administration and management, strategic planning and programming, policy analysis, and direct service. She has previously worked for the NYC Department of Education, UNICEF, UNDP, the United Nations, and a number of grassroots international organizations. In the past few years, Ms. Chung has also been internationally recognized as an emerging leader in the field of social work and nonprofit management. She was honored by the Network for Social Work Management as a Mark Moses Distinguished Fellow in 2018, the Workforce Magazine as a Top-40-Under-40 Game Changer in 2019, UPCEA as an inaugural Bethaida “Bea” González Diversity in Leadership Scholar in 2020, and City & State and NYN Media as a rising Nonprofit 40-Under-40 leader in 2021. She has also been recognized for numerous awards with her team each year.
Ms. Chung holds a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University, with a concentration in Social Enterprise Administration and a field of practice in International Social Welfare. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego, with a double minor concentration in Computer Science and Technology, and Music. Ms. Chung is proud to serve her many communities and finds great meaning in her commitment to social justice and equality.