Shine Jiyoun Chung
Shine considers herself a woman of color who has decided to take the proverbial “road less travelled”. Before moving to Canada alone in her late 20s, Shine was a fearless backpacker who traveled to and volunteered in the Himalayas, which opened her eyes to human rights issues and the impact of multiple oppressions on women and youth while working with refugees. Her experience with refugees eventually convinced her to go back to higher education in Canada and pursue a new career in social work, leaving behind her previous career and support system in South Korea where she originally comes from. Shine has extensive experience in research & evaluation, clinical social work, community-based program design, workforce development and cross-sectoral partnership development. Shine has also worked with several youth-led grassroots organizations across the province as a trainer and a mentor to build the capacity of young leaders and grassroots B3 organizations. Currently Shine is privileged to serve the CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals as a Director of Programs & Service Delivery. As an ally, Shine is passionate about youth capacity building and advocacy, addressing the economic and social barriers facing Black youth and diverse Black communities.