Eun Sung Yang
Eun Sung Yang is from Korea and a JD student at Harvard Law School pursuing a career in criminal justice reform and capacity building. Prior to law school, she orked at the headquarters of International Justice Mission and Lawyers Without Borders, assisting with programs designed to address human trafficking and other forms of violent injustice against marginalized communities in developing countries. She entered law school to better equip herself with the tools for systemic change.
At Harvard, Eun Sung works with the International Human Rights Clinic to help advocate for minority groups and civil society organizations in Myanmar, and serves as the president of Students for the Rule of Law. As a Human Rights Program summer fellow, she spent the previous summer working in Myanmar with Justice Base, a non-governmental organization that supports local initiatives to build the country’s capacity for justice and the rule of law. This summer, she is headed to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office—one of America’s leading players in prosecution-led reform for the criminal justice system—to help fight mass incarceration and better understand the role state actors can play in improving the system.
A summa cum laude graduate of Yale University with a B.A. in Global Affairs, Eun Sung is also an avid traveler and a lover of movies and photography.