Jae Jin Pak
Research Associate II, Disability and Human Development
Coordinator of Community Education, Institute on Disability and Human Development
Thursday's 11am to 4pm
Jae Jin is a research associate II and Coordinator of Community Education for IDHD, developing, coordinating and conducting presentation on disability related topics.
Jae Jin also serves as the Self Advocacy Training Mentor for the IL LEND program working to empower self advocates through leadership development. He has worked to build bridges between diverse communities and providers to foster collaborations and partnerships.
For over 25 years, he has worked on issues of ending domestic and sexual violence, mental health, disability, anti-oppression and cultural competency. Jae Jin has received recognition for his work and leadership by the City of Chicago Commission Human Relations Advisory Council on Asian Affairs, Leadership Center for Asian Pacific Americans and the Jane Adams School of Social Work at University of IL at Chicago.
Service to the Community
Jae Jin serves on the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) of IL, the National Human Trafficking & Disabilities Working Group (NHTDWG), and the Disability Immigration Taskforce of IL (DITI).
Leadership in the Profession
Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) of IL, Chair/Board Member
National Human Trafficking and Disability Work Group, Member
Disability Immigration Taskforce of IL (DITI), Steering Committee/Member
2011 - FoundAsian Award, City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations Advisory Council on Asian Affairs
2010 - Certificate of Excellence, Jane Adams School of Social Work Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
IL LEND Fellow, May, 2014
Bachelor of Science in Human Family Resources from Northern IL University, 1995