KKOOM announced a few months ago that we welcomed two new Board members, Tina and Leah. It is rare for KKOOM to do board recruitment multiple times in one year, but when we see genuine enthusiasm to get more involved from someone who has been following KKOOM for years, we could not wait to start the on boarding process.
Patricia Liu is a Korean American author, entrepreneur, and E-commerce executive living in Minneapolis and New York City. She is the founder and CEO of BestofKorea.com, a media platform that features the best of Korean culture, entertainment, lifestyle, and achievement. She is also the author of The Wrapping Scarf Revolution, a book that introduces the Western world to the beautiful and eco-friendly Korean tradition of wrapping and carrying with fabric. Born in Seoul, Korea, Patricia immigrated to the US at the age of 5 and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Painting. Both her grown sons have worked with KKOOM in various capacities including a summer stay at a children’s home in Korea as well as online tutoring programs. She is honored to be serving KKOOM as a board member.
After joining her first Board call for KKOOM, Patricia shared these positive words with our Executive Director. “Hey Grace, I was so impressed with the meeting! Such smart, kind, and dedicated people. I am super excited to learn more and figure out how I can best help the organization and the children.” Patricia is particularly interested in finding opportunities to use digital platforms to connect children with teachers and mentors in the US and elsewhere.
Patricia has been a supporter of KKOOM since 2011. A fun fact is Patricia’s birthday is the same as KKOOM’s – September 26th! We are grateful she wants to help advance our mission to grow our impact as we head into our 15th anniversary. To learn more about KKOOM’s Board of Directors, visit our “Who We Are” page.