Executive Team 2014

JUNGIK (JAMES) MOON / Co-President

Head shot of James MoonJames is a fourth year undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, double majoring in Political Science and History with a minor in Contemporary Asian Studies. James was born in Seoul, South Korea and immigrated to Canada in the year 2000. This particular background is one of the main reasons for his interests in East Asian politics, economics, history and foreign relations. James has been involved with INDePth as an executive member in the Research and Development department last year and has contributed in research and facilitating for the workshops. This year, as the Co-President, James is looking forward to creating an academic environment for university students to engage in the security development of the Korean Peninsula and hosting another successful INDePth Conference.


Head shot of Justin Kwan

Justin is currently a fourth year student at UofT majoring in Political Science and Asia Pacific Studies. Born and raised in Toronto, Justin’s interest in the Asia Pacific stems from his desire to better understand his ancestral heritage. Last year, Justin represented the Asian Institute as a student delegate where he conducted field research on cross-strait relations in Taipei, Taiwan and Xiamen, China. His love of Asia has recently inspired his most recent trip this summer when he spent 8 weeks exploring Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mainland China. Justin also serves as the Director of Marketing at the Contemporary Asian Studies Student Union (CASSU). As INDePth Co-President, Justin hopes to use his previous experiences to produce another successful conference and inspire within the delegates an avid interest in Korea.

CLAUDIA CHAN / Vice President, Marketing

Head shot of Claudia ChanClaudia Chan is a fourth year student at the University of Toronto Mississauga. She majors in Communications, Culture and Information Technology with two minors in Sociology and Professional Writing. Last year, Claudia was Creative Director at INDePth Conference. She was responsible for designing the logo, website and all the visual elements representing INDePth brand. As a student, Claudia dedicated her third year towards studying digital marketing and advertising. She hopes to apply her knowledge towards the making of this year’s conference. Claudia had a personal connection with Korean culture since the early inception of the Hallyu wave. When she isn’t in the middle of a book or film, she spends time making short films with her friends and enjoys being an overly serious improviser.

Marketing Department

Benjamin Pan / Public Relations Director
Jessie Lau / Multimedia Producer
Sonia Pang / Social Media Director
Zachary Morrison / Regional Communication Liaison

Marketing Committee
Alex McKeen
Henry Lu
Jason Chung
Vipasha Shaikh

KIMBERLY KINNEAR / Vice President, Research and Development

Head shot of Kim KinnearKimberly is a fourth year undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, double majoring in International Relations and Politics with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. She has been fascinated by the Asia-Pacific region for the past few years, both for academic and familial reasons. Kim has been involved in some way with the INDePth Conference since its inception in 2012, both as a delegate and as an executive. She looks forward to bringing her research and management skills to the conference, as well as learning from and engaging in collaboration with her peers!

Research and Development Department

Timmy Shin / Program Director

Stream Researchers and Workshop Facilitators
Jahaan Pittalwala
Ji Yoon (June) Hwang
Minah Ahn
Robbie Hatch
Tony Jung Kim
Yoojin (Judy) Song

SANDY YU / Vice President, Internal

Head shot of Sandy YuSandy is a fourth year undergraduate student at the University of Toronto. She is a double major in Contemporary Asian Studies and Sociology. This is her second year as VP Internal. She is also the co-president of the Contemporary Asian Studies Student Union. Sandy’s academic interests in regards to Korea are its history and culture, Korean War, and the implications that the Korean peninsula’s split has on families. She is also in her third year of study of the Korean language. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, cooking, watching movies, etc.

Internal Department

Tanaz Asli / Project Coordinator
Yvonne Zhu / Director of Finance
Claudia Dessanti  / Secretary

Logistics Committee
Eros Grinzato
Nicole Lilauwala
Matthew Lipton
Taha Shah

Fundraising Department

Rachel Oh / Events Director

Fundraising Committee
Eon Hee (Bella) Kim
Jimin Kim
Sung (John) Kim
Shiladitya Ray

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