Lee, Jin-soon
Chairperson of WAGL
Lee, Jinsun received her PhD in Media Studies from Rutgers University in the US based on her studies in online citizens’ collective action and digital democracy. Then, Lee worked as an Assistant Professor at Old Dominion University in Virginia, US, where she taught civic journalism and internet activism. She returned to Korea in 2013 and joined the Hope Institute as Vice President. There, she led the research project “Social Innovation in Asia: Trends and Characteristics in China, Korea, India, Japan, and Thailand” and developed the deliberative discussion toolkit “Yellow Table.” After establishing WAGL, a political startup, in 2015, Lee founded a non-profit foundation for public service, WAGL, under the admission of the National Assembly Secretariat in 2017 and currently serves as its Chairperson. With the motto of “Better Democracy Created by Ordinary People,” WAGL is committed to developing an evaluation index for civic participatory platforms, providing platform design consulting, and training youth on leadership for political innovation.