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Executive Director (Pronouns: she/her/hers)
Hyunja Norman

hyunjanorman@woorijuntos.org

Hyunja Shin Norman is the Executive Director

of Woori Juntos.

She is a seasoned community organizer, who took the lead on the 2020 Census, the 2020 Presidential Election, and the vaccine drive for the Korean community in Houston. She currently serves on the Board of the Korean American Association and the Community Center of Houston. She is also the President of the Korean American Voters League. Her hope is that people who have limited English proficiency will be able to vote confidently. She was born in South Korea where she studied at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul. She came to the United States in 1999 and majored in Political Science at the University of Houston. Hyunja is the proud mother of two sons.

Service Coordinator (Pronouns: she/her/hers)
Si Hwa Gi

sihwa@woorijuntos.org

 

Si Hwa Gi is the Service Coordinator of Woori Juntos.

She was born in South Korea and worked as a government worker at the Korea Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency. While living in the United States, she worked at the U.S. office of Median Diagnostics. As a Korean immigrant and a mother of Korean Americans, she believes that everyone deserves to be treated equally and to live in a fair society without discrimination.

Community Service Coordinator (Pronouns: she/her/hers)
Terry Yun

terry.yun@woorijuntos.org

 

Terry S. Yun is the Community Service Coordinator of Woori Juntos.

She worked for the Harris County Office Elections Administrator as an Election Clerk and Assistant Judge and for the U.S. Census Bureau as an Enumerator. She has experience working at the Harris County Public Health as Call Center Operator during the Covid-19 pandemic, assisting the pubic with Covid testing and vaccination. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, she worked for a Board-Certified Immigration Attorney where she received her training and experience assisting clients with family based immigration petitions and applying for citizenship. She was born in South Korea and immigrated to the United States in 1978. Growing up most of her life as an immigrant herself, she knows firsthand the many difficulties and challenges living as an immigrant and has a compassionate heart for the immigrants.

Organizing & Policy Manager (Pronouns: he/him/his)
Steven Wu

steven@woorijuntos.org

Steven Wu is the Organizing and Policy Manager of Woori Juntos.

He works with impacted Asian and migrant community members to co-create and implement a holistic policy and organizing platform that advances the full safety, agency, and vibrancy of our communities.

In other efforts to advance the interests of migrant communities, Steven is the Coalition Lead of the Texas Data Quality Coalition, a group of community based organizations, health groups, and advocates that aim to pass health equity policy at the local and state level. Steven also is serving as a board member of Shift Press, a youth led media organization that helps young people in Houston move power through education and story sharing. 

Previously, Steven was the Health Policy Associate of the Scholars Strategy Network and Vice President of OCA-Greater Houston. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in 2013.  When not engaged in advocacy, Steven enjoys tossing a frisbee on a brisk fall day, snapping candid pictures of Houston, learning Spanish, dabbling in poetry, camping/hiking the beauty of Texas, and reminding any non-Southerner to say “all y’all”.

Receptionist & Korean Senior Liaison (Pronouns: he/him/his)
Joshua Mansik Na

mansikna@gmail.com

Joshua Mansik Na is the Receptionist and Korean Senior Liaison of Woori Juntos.

In his role, Mansik welcomes community members visiting our offices for social service questions and conducts deep canvassing of Korean seniors (in Korean) in the Greater Houston area to 1) understand their needs, 2) explain how Woori Juntos can assist, and 3) help establish sustained relationships between them and our organization. Mansik will co-lead a senior civic engagement fellowship program later this summer and fall to educate senior members on pressing issues (affordable housing, accessible healthcare, Korean/Asian identity) and move them closer to mobilize and advocate for policy change.

Before, he worked for Hyundai Construction Management at the Samcheonpo Thermal Power Station. From there, he went to study theology and graduated from the Presbyterian General Assembly Theological Seminary with a Master's degree in 1997. With his degree, he went to Santa Maria Cauque, Guatemala as a missionary pastor from 2000 to 2020, helping, nurturing, and educating a group of about 400 students on various topics such as: Computers, Music, English, Tae Kwon Do, Community Development. 

 

Service Coordinator and Translator(Pronouns: he/his/him)
John Kim

jjkim101012@gmail.com

John Kim is the Service Coordinator and Translator of Woori Juntos.

He lives in Houston, Texas and have a wonderful family that he loves. He enjoys creating resources for young Asian Texans who want to have conversations about their Asian experiences. Additionally, he serves as a translator to bridge language barriers within the Korean communities.

Senior Communication Associate (Pronouns: she/they/chi/chanh)
Quynh-Huong Nguyen

quynh-huong@woorijuntos.org

Quỳnh-Hương Nguyễn (She, They, Chi, Chanh) is the Senior Comminucation Associate of Woori Juntos.

She earned a degree in Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from Dominican University and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) focused on Student Affairs in Higher Education from Texas State University. Their research and academic focus is on identity development and the mental health experiences within the Queer and Asian communities. Their goal to provide intersectional and intentional educational opportunities for everyone to make spaces more affirming for people of color, queer, people with disabilities, and other marginalized identities. Additionally, they intentionally use intersectional research, compassion, and storytelling to foster and develop best practices to center, uplift, and liberate the voices of most marginalized communities. Side note, they are a Taurus and love using dry humor, sharing memes, boba tea, and food to build solidarity and connect with others.

Community Organizing Consultant (Pronouns: she/her/hers)
Sarah Syed

sarah@woorijuntos.org

Sarah Syed is the Community Organizing Consultant of Woori Juntos.

She is an essential to the development of our organizing efforts. A Houston native, Sarah Syed is the daughter of immigrants, and the grand-daughter of refugees and expatriates. Her passions for healthcare policy reform led her to relational community organizing to redress systemic health disparities, particularly within im/migrant and refugee populations. As a mediator, she focuses on capacity building in marginalized groups by centering diversity, equity, and inclusion for restorative dispute resolution. She aims to fix broken social systems, bringing meaningful changes to peoples’ lives, and empowering vulnerable spaces. This is evident in her work as an international humanitarian aid worker, assisting with emergency relief efforts to facilitate health and human services to increase access to quality healthcare. Her work with refugee women, children, and infants has been highlighted in the TIME: Finding Home Series. Sarah is committed to expanding civic and community engagement within disenfranchised refugee and im/migrant voter blocs in Harris County, Houston, Texas. She continues to co-create intersectional spaces within electoral politics for shared liberation moving towards progressive change. Additionally, Sarah is a Taurus, loves to paint, and is an avid world traveler.

Organizing and Policy Consultant (Pronouns: she/her/hers)
Nicole Ma

nicole@woorijuntos.org

Nicole Ma is the Organizing and Policy Consultant of Woori Juntos

As someone seeking to become a more intentional defender of the vulnerable and marginalized, she has a tremendous heart for advocating for systemic justice and equity. She recently earned her Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Psychology and Economics and minor in Spanish from Baylor University (‘22). In between navigating exams, sleep, and pandemic in college, she immersed herself in opportunities to practice servant leadership in all corners of campus, influencing both university administrators and her peers. Her main involvements consisted of leading and representing major campus organizations and restructuring, advocating to reduce mental health stigma, and hosting space for students to voice their needs for more intentional, equitable efforts. Nicole is passionate about being a vessel of compassion and justice for her surroundings and actively seeks opportunities to advance advocacy, policy, and civic engagement efforts. When not engaged in advocacy, she enjoys entertaining her competitive spirit by training for swimming and triathlon events, breathing in fresh air from new hiking trails, indulging in new recipes to cook, spreading laughter with her loved ones, and growing her never-ending book list. 

Our Team

Advisory Committee Chair
Dr. Dona Kim Murphy

Our Advisory Committee

Committee Member
Andy Kim

Woori Juntos is proud to be the Texas affiliate of the NAKASEC network, which also includes Hamkae Center (Annandale, VA + Centreville, VA),

HANA Center (Chicago, IL), MinKwon Center (New York City, NY),

and Woori Center (Philadelphia, PA).

Click on each of their logos to visit their site and learn more about their work!

Our Affiliates

Woori Juntos

woorijuntos.org

Tel: 832-831-2354

1809 Hollister St. Suite C202

Houston, TX 77080

Office Hours: Mon - Thurs | 9am - 4pm

© 2022 by Woori Juntos.

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