KCI offers multiple opportunities for volunteers to engage and give back to their community.
We depend heavily on the commitment and generosity of dedicated volunteers and are truly grateful to the many who have contributed time and expertise to KCI over the years. We could not achieve our mission without you!
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We are pleased to introduce you to some of our volunteers. We will feature their stories here in the coming months.
Jennifer Kirk began her career in traditional PR then forged a path to social media and digital content marketing in the early years of the social web. Since then she’s led successful digital marketing campaigns for international brands in entertainment, publishing and technology. After working in-house for many years, Jennifer founded Jenius Consulting, and has assisted companies around the world both in digital marketing strategy and in entering the US market. Jennifer brings vast experience in building engaged global audiences and implementing data-driven marketing plans. When not in San Francisco, Jennifer can be found in her “second home” of Seoul, South Korea.
Click HERE to read our interview with Jennifer.
Lauren has lived in the Bay Area for 30 years. She became interested in learning Korean after attending a BTS concert in 2017 with her daughter. Since then, she has enjoyed watching Korean dramas and listening to K-pop music. She lives in Pleasanton with her two daughters. Lauren loves animals and has two dogs, two cats and three horses. When she is not studying Korean, she enjoys helping her daughter take care of their horses.
Click HERE to read our interview with Lauren.
Ayu is multilingual who loves cultures and world languages. She was initially exposed to Korean culture when she first watched K-drama Autumn in Heart back in early 2000 and fell in love with the g.o.d.’s songs.After moving to the U.S. in 2006, she has continued watching Korean dramas and learned Korean.
Professionally, she is an experienced hospitality and event planning specialist. She has successfully organized key events including panel discussions, boot camps, meetups, art performance shows, TEDx San Francisco, and the Bay Area Chuseok Festivals.
Click HERE to read our interview with Dhian Ayu.
Eun-Hae Chung is a retired pastor who served several churches in Chicago for 20 years. He was born in South Korea and also lived in Hong Kong prior to moving to the U.S. in 1993. He currently lives in the Bay Area with his daughter and three beautiful granddaughters. Pastor Chung has been a valuable volunteer for KCI, translating many COVID-related resources into Korean
Click HERE to read our interview with Eun-Hae.
Sunny was born in South Korea and moved to New York with her family at the age of 12. She is a pediatric psychologist, and has been active as a clinician, researcher, consultant, lecturer, author and workshop facilitator for over two decades. Sunny moved to the Bay Area in 2001. She completed her post doctoral residency at UCSF. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and a daughter.
Click HERE to read our interview with Sunny.
Douglas is a NJ/Philadephia native that moved out here 13 years ago. His wife, Sharon, and he are raising their two young children (현빈 and 혜빈) out in the Sunset. When he is not working or playing with his kids, he tries to spend his free time surfing.
Click HERE to read our interview with Douglas.
Katy is a half-Korean Bay Area native who grew up in Oakland. She spent 10 months after high school living in Seoul and studying at Korea University’s Language and Culture Program. She has a BA in Korean from the University of Washington in Seattle. Katy’s hobbies include traveling, hiking, gardening, reading, and watching Netflix.
Click HERE to read our interview with Katy.
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Campaign Period: December 1 ~ Dec 31, 2020
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