April 2022 – Present | Communications & Engagement Lead – RightsCon, Access Now

March 2020 – Present | Co-Founder, Asian Voices Europe

May 2018 – Present | Owner, Jiyeah Seong Tolk & Vertaler

August 2018 – March 2022 | Strategy Advisor, Human Rights Foundation

February 2021 – January 2022 | Junior Researcher, Clingendael Institute


M.A. European Studies on Society, Science and Technology, Maastricht University

Certificate in French Language and Literature, CEFR C2, Catholic University of Lyon

B.A. International Studies, Korea University

Studies I’ve almost gone into:

PhD in Biomedicine, Self and Society (Project by Dr. Ingrid Young), Edinburgh University

M.A. in Science and Technology Studies, University of Strasbourg

M.A. in Conference Interpreting (English, Korean, French), Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

M.A. in Conference Interpreting (Korean, English, French), Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Admission to NHN NEXT, Naver Corp.


Communications + Media Coordination + Outreach

Project management

Translation + Consecutive Interpreting + Localization

Event planning + logistics + on-ground coordination


Languages spoken: Korean, English, French (C2), Dutch (B2), German (B2), Spanish (B2)

Certified Microsoft Office Master (MOS) since 2007

Tools I love: Notion, Slack, Pocket

When I was young(er), I wanted to become: 

A scientist, a cartoonist, and a punk band drummer (in that order).

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