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Programs Coordinator Programs Coordinator
Kimery Lynch Kimery Lynch
Kimery Lynch
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Kimery Lynch is a Programs Coordinator at the East-West Center in Washington, where she provides research and coordination for projects relating to US and Asia relations and handles the Washington office's social media strategy. She also helps manage the visiting fellows and seminars program in Washington.

Kimery has extensive experience in researching Asia, particularly Korea and China. Before becoming a Programs Coordinator, she had a long history with the Center: she was a Research Intern at the East-West Center in Washington’s Young Professionals Program, and a student affiliate at the East-West Center in Honolulu before that. She also worked as an interpreter services intern for the International Rescue Committee and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Asian Studies department at the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa, where she helped organize a professional Asian Studies academic conference.

Kimery received her MA in Asian Studies from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in 2021 and BA in East Asian Studies with a minor in Government from the University of Virginia in 2019. She received the Critical Language Scholarship in Korean from the US Department of State in 2021, and is conversational in Korean after seven years of study. She studied abroad for a summer in Seoul in 2018, with additional travel to China and Hong Kong. Her area of specialty is Korean popular culture (particularly K-pop) and soft power. She has published in several peer-reviewed academic journals about K-pop, social media, and the digital east-west media flow and presented at multiple international academic conferences.

Kimery Lynch is a Programs Coordinator at the East-West Center in Washington, where she provides research and coordination for projects relating to US and Asia relations and handles the Washington office's social media strategy. She also helps manage the visiting fellows and seminars program in Washington.

Kimery has extensive experience in researching Asia, particularly Korea and China. Before becoming a Programs Coordinator, she had a long history with the Center: she was a Research Intern at the East-West Center in Washington’s Young Professionals Program, and a student affiliate at the East-West Center in Honolulu before that. She also worked as an interpreter services intern for the International Rescue Committee and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Asian Studies department at the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa, where she helped organize a professional Asian Studies academic conference.

Kimery received her MA in Asian Studies from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in 2021 and BA in East Asian Studies with a minor in Government from the University of Virginia in 2019. She received the Critical Language Scholarship in Korean from the US Department of State in 2021, and is conversational in Korean after seven years of study. She studied abroad for a summer in Seoul in 2018, with additional travel to China and Hong Kong. Her area of specialty is Korean popular culture (particularly K-pop) and soft power. She has published in several peer-reviewed academic journals about K-pop, social media, and the digital east-west media flow and presented at multiple international academic conferences.