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Former INTL Student Worker, DaHyun Kim Works with Young Defectors from North Korea

originally published as Duck Grad Rises Above Adversity to Help Others Do the Same on “Around the O” on July 30, 2018 by Chakris Kussalanant, University Communications

On a sunny summer day in Seoul, DaHyun Kim is going over paperwork and preparing for her only clients of the day — a group of young defectors from North Korea.

The recent UO grad will be their guide, bringing them to the United States, and training them for three months to assimilate into a new life. The process is part of her work with nonprofit Liberty in North Korea, an organization that helps refugees


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