Yerim Yoo is an MPP candidate at Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs. She is a senior deputy director in the Republic of Korea. She joined the Ministry of Economy and Finance in 2009 and has worked on various economic policy issues, including international finance, foreign exchange, and fiscal management. From 2013 to 2015, she participated in G20 finance ministerial meetings and leaders’ summits as one of the Korean delegations. She reviewed South Korea’s position on major agendas, including financial regulation and macroeconomic cooperation, and took part in drafting the communiqués with other G20 countries. 

After that, Yerim joined Foreign Exchange System Division, where she managed the FX Transactions Act and related laws, focusing on bolstering innovations in the FX industry and facilitating FX transactions. She played an essential role in allowing fintech companies to do overseas remittance business in South Korea and establishing relevant regulation frameworks to safeguard its transactions. 

In her recent position in Fiscal Management Bureau, she focused on developing an effective fiscal performance management system to enhance the value of every fiscal spending. She introduced the key performance indicators for each ministry and a new performance management system so the government's core, inter-ministerial fiscal projects could be thoroughly managed under the president's radar. 

At Yale, Yerim intends to focus on international finance and economics and explore ways to develop evidence-based policies. She graduated from Yonsei University with a degree in business administration. Yerim was born and raised in South Korea.