Chaebong Nam is Action Civics Specialist at the Democratic Knowledge Project. Prior to joining the DKP, she worked for an online public participation initiative on a regulatory process at Cornell Law School. She also taught social studies at a middle school in Seoul, Korea. Her research interests revolve around youth civic experiences, participatory research, community informatics, public participation online, and education for democracy in a digital age. Chaebong received a BA and MA in Education from Seoul National University in Korea and a PhD in Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.