Saejong Lee came to Seoul National University (SNU) after 19 years of travelling and living abroad in several countries. Being the son of a businessman, his adventure started in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he was born and later moved on to Casablanca, Morocco, 4 years later. At the age of 10 he left the Muslim world behind and washed up in sunny beaches of Valencia, Spain, where he resided for the next 10 years. Upon his graduation from the American School of Valencia (ASV) at the age of 19 he moved to Korea, his home country, to attend Seoul National University and study international relations and political science. His itinerary life permitted him to be proficient at not only English but also Korean, Spanish (DELE C2) and French (DELF C1). An aficionado in music at an early age, Saejong began learning piano at the age of 9 and added on to the list guitar and drum at the age of 12 and 14 respectively. As the lead singer and guitarist of a garage-rock band during high school called 'Welcome to the Unknown', he performed in many school events and national festivals; and as a group member he also participated and guided fundraisings directed by TRAMUNDI, a non-governmental organization aimed at providing education to children in Mumbai. In addition he worked as head assistant to the Red Cross division in La Fe hospital located in Valencia and the head organizer of the Millennium Development Goal Organizing Committee at his school. As both the Elementary School President and High School President, he held many positions of leadership, creating new programs for the incoming freshmen and contributing to the enhancement of school spirit. This desire to lead, organize and guide kept on up in to university where he held positions such as the team leader of the environmental division of the Asian Political Leaders' Association (AFPLA), secretariat of the Model United Nations of Seoul (MUNOS), representative of the Republic of Korea in the Japan-China-Korea Trilateral Youth Forum (JCK Youth Forum), representative of Seoul National University at the National Model United Nations of Korea (NMUN), and founding member of a non-governmental organization YOUTHGLOBE Korea (YGK) aimed at aiding the students and the future generation of Burundi. An important aspect of his life is family -- his father (staunch and proud director of international marketing at LG Electronics), mother (the most amazing and loving) and younger brother (skillful and trustworthy young man studying physics at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology). Even though his father resides in Iraq, mother lives in Jordan and brother lodges in Hong Kong, the family members never fail to support one another proving that it takes much more than mere distance to hinder our tight family bond.
Younhyung Chi was a student of Waseda University (Class of 2012, School of International Liberal Studies) until her second year in Japan. She transferred to Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) last year, and is on course to graduate in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Japanese Linguistic and Regional Studies with advanced concentration on Political Science and Diplomacy. Since childhood, she has never been able to pass up new opportunities and experiences, striving to learn as much as possible in various field. She spent her early childhood enjoying the arts including drawing, ballet, rhythmic gymnastics, piano and violin. During her days in HanYoung Foreign Language High School where students get specialized education of foreign languages, she started to make conscious efforts to learn more about the world around her. She participated in voluminous activities such as Model United Nation both inside and outside of her country, sharing ideas and thoughts on dynamic global issues. While majoring in Political Science and Diplomacy and Japanese Linguistic and Regional Studies in college, she has been continuing such efforts. She was an awarded delegation, a committee chair and once a president of the secretariat in MUNs. Having been entrusted with the position of final decision-making and extensive responsibility, as the president, it was her realm to make a decision after a meticulous analyzation through multi-level communication with various team members. With bubbling curiosity in regional studies across the world, in addition, she has worked together with students from neighboring countries for the 4th Japan-China-Korea Youth Forum and interned at EU Centre of HUFS-HRI (Hyundai Research Institute). She got a qualification of the advanced level on Korean history, and today she is further developing another foreign language, Chinese which was once her major in high school. Both studying in Waseda University and working as a member interpreter of University Students' Interpreter Association have helped her develop a high-level of adaptability when communicating internationally. She truly takes pleasure in translating with high interest in that of English-Japanese, and of note is sincere fond of her voluntary work as a translator of the letters among African children and their sponsors. In the meantime, she is also an outdoor person whose tortes are skiing and swimming. Today, she especially enjoys scuba diving and is planning to ger PADI license.
Samir Mahmudov was born on June 11, 1987 in Berezovsk, Russian Federation. In 2009 he graduated from the faculty of law of Baku State University.In 2009-2010 Samir ran a military service. After the military service he continued studying at the graduate faculty of Constitutional Law of Baku State University.In 2013 he defended his thesis in constitutional law on the topic of "Guarantees of providing human rights in the Constitutional Law of the Azerbaijan Republic" and received a master’s degree in Law. In 2011 he worked as the Assistant Prosecutor at Nizami district prosecutor’s office of Baku city, and in 2013 Samir was promoted to the position of Prosecutor at Anticorruption Department of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Azerbaijan Republic. In 2013 became a member of International Association of Prosecutors. On another note, he has been a member of “Turan” Baku Intellectual Games Club since 2008.