From a very young age, sujin learned about leadership, strategy, financial sustainability, resilience, and the power of hard work to make dreams come true from her immigrant parents. As a union organizer in Los Angeles, she was inspired by the courage of undocumented janitors and other low-wage workers who stood up for their rights in the face of inhumane conditions. This ignited her hunger to support other social justice folks to develop their leadership and transformthe material, social, and emotional conditions of their lives.
Through her roles as an organizer, facilitator, advocate, funder, board member, and movement builder for the past 20 years, sujin has brought a transformative and equity-based approach to her work, including as a former Community Fellow at Tides Foundation and a former Board member of the Asian Pacific EnvironmentalNetwork (APEN).
At CompassPoint, sujin supports cohorts, organizations, and individuals build vibrant relationships and increase their impact by seeding transformational change that is rooted in leadership, strategy, and management tools and practices. sujin is a certified coach through Coach Training International (CTI), and an Organizational DevelopmentCoach for the Move to End Violence (MEV), an Initiative of the NoVo Foundation.
Bachelor of Arts: American Studies with a focus on Social Movements
Coaching Certification, CPCC
The Coaches Training Institute (CTI)
- Akonadi Foundation’s Arc Toward Justice Leadership and Solidarity Program Leadership Development Program: sujin co-led this program with Damon Azali-Rojas. 20 participants developed their leadership through building resilient, strengths-based relationships, coaching, developing shared movement history and strategy, and building a strong racial justice analysis.
- Organizational Development Coaching: as an OD Coach for Move to End Violence, sujin helped three MEV organizations identify OD goals and successfully complete their OD plans.
- Executive Coaching: sujin coached the executive director of a large national organization, helping them to clarify their leadership stance, work from their strengths, and shepherd the organization to exponential sustainable growth, greater victories, and a healthy organizational culture.
- McKenzie River Gathering Foundation: sujin worked with MRG to identify their strengths and build their five-year strategic plan. Based on feedback that MRG could have greater impact through increased fundraising and grants allocation, MRG has set their sights on bigger goals and greater leadership within social justice philanthropy in Oregon. Building on their commitment to racial justice, they are developing a multi-generational toolkit as part of their strategic plan.