Yoonzie Chung

Lab member

Yoonzie Chung, MSW, is a doctoral student at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. She earned her Master of Social Work from the Ohio State University in 2020. Prior to joining the PhD program, She was an assistant manager at SK Energy (the leading oil company in Korea) in Korea for 6 years. As a project leader for SK Energy’s donation program (“Sharing Books for Love”) targeting 4,000 after-school Community Child Centers for children from low-income household, she was responsible for planning and delivering basic goods such as books, clothes, heating oil, etc. to help their families. Total funding for the program amounted to 5 million dollars, secured by a three-way memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW), the Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS), and SK Energy.  Through her PhD studies, she hopes to find ways to prevent child maltreatment and enhance financial wellbeing, help families access community-centered resources and social capital, and explore the effects of social policies (TANF, SNAP, and EITC) on child wellbeing.