Youngmin Jo is a Foreign Service officer from the Republic of Korea (ROK). He graduated from Seoul National University with a B.A. in psychology and joined the ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2013. Prior coming to Yale, Youngmin was dealing with the North Korean nuclear issue during North Korea’s fourth nuclear test and the adoption of UN Security Council resolution 2270. He was part of the ROK delegation in numerous bilateral and trilateral consultations between the ROK and the U.S., Japan, China, and Russia as Special Assistant to the ROK’s chief nuclear negotiator for the Six-Party Talks. From 2007 to 2009, he served in the ROK Army for two years. At Yale, Youngmin plans to study security issues in the Asia-Pacific region and management. Youngmin was raised in Seoul, New Jersey, and Minnesota.