Rufina Park is a bilingual (English/Korean) journalist and researcher based in Seoul, South Korea. She was previously a researcher and Asia weekly news writer for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and member of the AAJA and worked with organizations such as the Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival, Arirang Radio, SURGE (social innovation in Asia), and the Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency. Currently, she is a freelance journalist working with organizations such as Radio France International, France 24, New York Times T Brand Studio, and Volvo Magazine. She is also the Creative/Editorial Director of Ottiya, an international magazine + platform for new visions in creative learning. She has experience researching/reporting/translating for topics on the Korean peninsula such as current affairs, politics, technology, social innovation, sports (speed skating), arts and culture, human stories, North Korea, and Korean literature.
I helped the New York Times T Brand Studio to craft an advertorial for Korean Air from the early stages of scouting the local talent to writing the final copy.
Live interview re: North Korean nuclear proliferation crisis for France 24
An article exploring South Korea's educational dilemmas and how young social entrepreneurs might provide a solution to the broken education system. Written for the Harvard Kennedy School Review and published in July 2015.
A presentation (in English) on how South Korea is changing their education system to prepare students for the Creative Economy. This presentation is based on a report I wrote on the same topic for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada in June 2016. The report can be downloaded here: https://www.asiapacific.ca/research-report/preparing-students-south-koreas-creative-economy-successes