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Jae Jin Pak

Research Associate I, Disability and Human Development

Community Education & Training Coordinator, Institute on Disability and Human Development

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1640 W. Roosevelt Rd., 211B DHSP

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Thursday's 11am to 4pm


Jae Jin is the Self Advocacy Training Coordinator 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.

Jae JIn also serves as community education & training coordinator for IDHD, developing, coordinating and conducting presentation on disability related topics.

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, IL Imagines Chicago, and the National Human Trafficking & Disabilities Working Group (NHTDWG).

Leadership in the Profession

IL Imagines Chicago, Co-Chair/Member

Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) of IL, Outreach Committee Chair/Board Member

National Human Trafficking and Disability Work Group, Steering Committee Member

Notable Honors

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