SunAe Jung, the executive director of Seoul NPO Center started her first step as a civic activist in ‘The Citizens’ Coalition for Economic Justice’ in 1996 after studying political diplomacy at university. Afterwards, working as a director and policy director at ‘Citizens’ Action Network’ from 1999 to 2006, she was interested in the encounters of the appearance of reflective individuals and the roles of traditional civic organizations. In 2007, while working as a director at the ‘Korea Human Rights Foundation’, she contributed in expanding the horizons of human right movements in Korea’s society like ‘Human Rights City’ and ‘Corporates and Human Rights’. Since 2011, she has been working as one of the board of directors of ‘SIMIN, Civil Society Revitalization Group’ which is a civic society intermediary group which aims to become a ‘platform that vitalizes civic society’. Following in 2013, she was invited to become the executive director of Seoul NPO Center and has been working for the ‘sustainable development of NPOs’ and ‘revitalizing the ecosystem of citizen public activities’. Currently, the center is in their second stage, exploring the possibilities of ‘support that can create change’.
She earned her master’s degree under the theme of ‘Becoming Korean’ and ‘Social Membership’. As the co-author, she wrote 「From Family to School, School to Community」 and the section ‘Public Art, Imagining a Space of Communication’ of the book ‘Another Culture」 (2006). And organized the publication of 「Reviewing the Constitution」(2007) by Changbi Publishers.