Sarah Yun is a Program Officer for Asia & the Pacific at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) managing CIPE’s programs in Cambodia, North Korea, Papua New Guinea and Vietnam on issues ranging from women’s economic empowerment, strengthening the role of the private sector and SMEs through business associations, business advocacy, anti-corruption, and access to information.
Prior to joining CIPE, Yun worked at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s policy team, focusing on Asia trade and foreign policy. At Akin Gump, she represented Asia related multinational corporations and Asian governments in Congress and worked with clients to assess legislative priorities, as well as strategize on Congressional outreach, advocacy, public affairs and media plans. Prior to Akin Gump, Yun worked at the Korea Economic Institute managing initiatives on Korea’s relations with the Asia-Pacific, including China, Japan, and Southeast Asia. She also worked at the Women’s Business Development Center in Chicago, helping aspiring and existing women entrepreneurs to reach business success. While in graduate school, she worked and interned at the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Labor and Human Rights, as well as the National Endowment for Democracy. Yun has her M.A. in International Relations and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and B.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University.