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Kyung-Ji Kate Rhee, Deputy Director

Pronoun: She/Her

People are fulfilled to the extent that they create their world (which is a human world), and create it with their transforming labor.
— Paulo Freire

Kyung-Ji Kate Rhee serves as the Deputy Director of the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions (CNUS), an independent research, training and advocacy think tank that applies Human Justice to achieve public safety, racial equity, community investment, human development and well-being in society. Founded and developed by academic professionals with prior experience within the criminal punishment system, the organization is the first of its kind in the country. She oversees the development of Human Justice the policy/advocacy/training agenda at CNUS. 

Kyung-Ji is nationally recognized for her expertise in campaign strategy development, youth justice advocacy and dynamic training design for system and community stakeholders on culture change, racial disparity and leadership growth. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Community Justice Network for Youth (CJNY), a project of the W. Haywood Burns Institute, and the Steering Committee of the New York City Task Force on Racial Disparity in the Juvenile Justice System. She has been featured in a range of publications and magazines, including the Utne Reader (Top 30 Visionaries under 30), the Village Voice, The Source, (Top 10 Artists, Albums, & Political Players of the Year), The KoreAm Magazine, the Gotham Gazette, the New York Sun and the Brooklyn Free Press among others. She received her BA from the University of Chicago where she worked with Michelle Obama and Pamela Bozeman to help launch a public service community summer internship program for University of Chicago students.