Project Manager, Governance Innovation
Seongkyul Park is a Project Manager at MIT GOV/LAB, where she amplifies the work of governance innovators from the Global South. Prior to GOV/LAB, she worked as a senior design researcher to improve US public services and policies in areas like public mental healthcare, youth and family services, and affordable housing. She brings 10 years of experience building up the creative capacities of frontline social impact teams — in international development, education, and civil society contexts, including with Proximity Designs in Myanmar. She is passionate about making governance design resources accessible to the courageous and caring innovators found across the power spectrum. Seong has a B.A. in Anthropology from Macalester College, and has worked or researched in Southeast Asia, East and North Africa, and urban America.
News February 2023
Innovation from Within: Reflections on Designing Within the Bureaucracy in Sierra Leone
Q&A with project lead, Kahil Ali, on Sierra Leone’s Directorate of Science, Technology, and Innovation work helping tax and land government teams innovate in-house.
News February 2023
Call for Applications: Governance Innovation Research Fellowship
MIT GOV/LAB is partnering with the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center and MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives to offer summer fellowships in Mexico, Brasil, Tunisia, Kenya, and Cape Verde for MIT graduate students.
News November 2022
Welcoming Seongkyul Park, Our New Governance Innovation Project Manager
Our newest team member Seong discusses her past work time in Myanmar, and plans at MIT GOV/LAB
Projects May 2022
'Meet the Governance Innovators' Series
The MIT Governance Lab's 'Meet the Governance Innovators' speaker series highlights voices at the forefront of cutting-edge policy solutions.