Fairfax County School Board, Providence District, VA
Growing up in an inner-city public school district, Jung Byun saw first-hand the inequities in public schools. She was one of the lucky ones that tested into a top HS and graduated from Carnegie Mellon. This was only possible because of her immigrant parents and teachers who believed in her. She never forgot the privilege of having a strong support network and works in local and national education policy by making data-driven decisions as a data scientist. She is eager to serve Fairfax County as its first Asian American woman on the School Board.