Eunhyung Jo, born and raised in Seoul, is an MPP candidate at Yale’s Jackson School of Global Affairs. She received her BA degree from Seoul National University with a major in English language and literature and a combined minor in American studies. She is a government official from the Republic of Korea, and she has been working in the position of Deputy Director for the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy since 2016. During her initial few years of service in the FTA Services and Investment Division, she worked as a trade rules negotiator representing the Republic of Korea in various trade agreement negotiations including RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership), revision of the KOR-US Free Trade Agreement, and the second phase of Korea-China FTA. More recently, as Deputy Director in the Metals and Ceramics Division, she was responsible for the decarbonization of Korea’s steel industry and steel trade-related issues. She played an indispensable role in updating Korea’s 2030 Nationally Determined Contribution and building the 2050 Net Zero Scenario, in close communication with Korea’s steel industry through the “Green Steel Committee” which she helped launch. At Yale, she intends to explore her interests in international trade policy and an industrial green transition, and how these two issues intersect with the rise of new trade rules that aim to fight climate change.