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Nae Won

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chair, American Executive Committee

My name is Nae Won, the American Executive Committee Chair for 7th KASC 2014. I am also the leader for Global Human Rights: Responsibility in Finding the Solutions to a Fair Society roundtable. I am a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, majoring in Health Policy and Management with Medical Anthropology minor. I was born in Gyung-Ki Do, South Korea, and immigrated to the United States when I was 7 years old. I’ve lived in Virginia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, but lived most of my life in Charlotte, North Carolina. During my spare time, I love to get involved with my community! I am currently serving on various student organizations, including our campus Asian Student Association as Cultural Vice President. Last year as a first year, I was striving to define who I was… my future and my cultural background. Living on campus, I felt myself drifting away further and further from my Korean culture. That’s when I heard about KASC. KASC was definitely a new experience for me. Not only was I in a hands-on learning experience, but I was also able to regain my cultural knowledge and even find a passion in international work. Thanks to KASC, I can truly state my Korean culture and was able to define my future in international health field. Not only that, but I was also able to travel a growing journey with my fellow KASCers. I saw so many people grow, whether it was socially, academically, or in terms of leadership. I not only gained clarity in my future and culture, but a family. KASC is a tremendous networking opportunity. Through the many discussions and nighttime talks, I was able to get closer with both the Korean and American delegates to create a unique relationship that we like to define as family. You could ask any previous KASCers about their KASC journey and I guarantee you that you will see passion in their eyes as they explain their story. I know KASC has touched my heart and I am pretty sure it will for the many KASCers to come. As the 7th KASC executive committee always say “Lucky Number 7. 7th KASC,” it will be an unforgettable and unique experience! That’s my KASC story…so what’s yours? ;)