Project Description

Janet Namkung

Location: Washington, DC

Janet Namkung

Director of Membership and Programs
Council of Korean Americans

Janet Namkung is a Director of Membership and Programs at the Council of Korean Americans (CKA). Janet 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 for 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.