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Ms.Suyeon Yang
Founder of Walden Korea.
Chairman of Jeju 4.3 Memorial and Families Association of the U.S. 


Walden Korea founder Ms. Suyeon Yang is a counselor, psychoanalyst, journalist, professional chef, jazz critic, and educator. She also serves as the chairwoman of the Jeju 4.3 Memorial and Families Association of the U.S.
A former philosophy major, she founded Korea's first monthly jazz magazine, Jazz Hipster, in 1998. She also opened the Hot House Jazz Club in Hongdae, Seoul, and has worked as a magazine editor, radio jazz DJ, jazz club owner, and jazz performance organizer. Her extensive work in the arts includes organizing over 300 concerts, such as the International Freedom Music Festival Art of Africa Special Exhibition, Jazz Frontline Series, Contemporary Music Gala (National Assembly), and The Master Concert Series.
In 2003, she settled in Boston, USA, and founded the Korean American Press, a bilingual newspaper for Korean Americans in New England. The newspaper covers arts, culture, music, and current events. She has received both the New England Ethnic Media Award (2008) and the National Ethnic Media Award (2009).
Currently, Ms. Yang works as a full-time addiction counselor and lectures on trauma and depression.
See her article in the first issue of the Walden Korea Journal to learn how her jazz-influenced work relates to bringing the Jeju 4.3 case to the attention of the United States.

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