Youjin B. Chung is Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University. She received her PhD and MSc in Development Sociology from Cornell University, and an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge, Jesus College. She completed a Dual BA in International Studies, and Journalism and Communication from Korea University, with a year abroad at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, where she read African and Development Studies.

Prior to graduate school, she served as a community development volunteer in Zanzibar, Tanzania, and worked at various non-governmental organizations, including ActionAid International (London/Johannesburg) and PhotoVoice (London). She has also consulted for the International Food Security Network (Dhaka/Johannesburg) and the Rights and Resources Initiative (Washington, D.C.).

A native of Seoul, South Korea, Youjin has lived in a number of different places in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. She enjoys discovering new fruits and writing postcards when traveling, and feels passionate about connecting with others through words, photography, and music.