Janet Namkung is the Director of Membership and Programs at the Council of Korean Americans (CKA). She spearheads membership engagement initiatives, manages the CKA-KALCA 2018 Public Service Internship Program, and engages CKA membership and the Board of Directors. She previously held the role of Membership and Development Manager.
Outside of CKA, Janet serves on numerous local organizations. Janet serves as a Commissioner on the DC Mayor’s Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Community Development. She also is the Chapter Chair for AmeriCorps Alums DC Board. Previously, she has served on the Board of Directors for the Conference of Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL).
Before joining CKA, Janet worked with OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates — as the Senior Civic Engagement Associate and Chapter and Membership Associate. She also served as a Team Leader for AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps in the Southwest Region.
Born and raised in New York City, Janet is a second-generation Korean American. She is a graduate of Ramapo College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. Janet was the first to attend and graduate from college in her family. In her spare time, Janet enjoys going on food vacations, craft beers, exploring new cities, and attending live shows. She currently lives in Washington, DC.
Support for this Roundtable session is sponsored by Teach for America
More About CAPAL’s AANHPI Roundtable Series
The AANHPI Roundtable Series provides an opportunity for students and young professionals in Washington, DC to learn from public service leaders in our community in an intimate and conversational setting. Each roundtable features one public service leader and accommodates at most 25 attendees. Every roundtable session is free and open to the public, however, due to a limited seating we encourage attendees to register in order to ensure a seat. Lunch will be provided.
The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) seeks to empower Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) youth by increasing access to public service opportunities and building a strong AANHPI public service pipeline. We envisions a future with equitable AANHPI representation throughout all levels of government and public service.