Meet Our Team

Barbara Bai

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I am a Korean Canadian who has also lived in Belgium and Korea. I have volunteered with various international and social welfare organizations throughout my 17 years abroad. I enjoy discovering new places and learning new things. I also love cooking, especially for other people.
Sanjini De Silva Rijsberman

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I am a proud mum and step mum; an Environmental scientist, Health and Wellness Coach and education advocate. I am happiest when I can work in these three areas and help people see the relationship between them: Healthy People = Healthy Planet! [...]
Sally McEachen

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I'm from the UK and mother to 4 grown-up children, 3 of whom went to school here in Seoul, where I have lived with my husband since 2013 (except for a 2 year posting to Kuala Lumpur). I enjoy pottery, poetry, and coffee with friends. 
Mi Yong Lee

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Hello my name is Mi Yong Lee and I have been a part of Open Arms since its inception. Working with kids here in Seoul has been a rewarding part of our stay. I have learned so much from them as we have worked with them.
Dee Dee Wasmund

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I am a mom with a heart for parentless children. I love volunteering with the Open Arms team to share encouragement with the precious children in local welfare homes in Seoul - with hopes of helping them build a brighter future.
Katy Freeman

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 am originally from the UK but have lived overseas for the past 20 years teaching in various International Schools along with my husband and 2 daughters. I am currently a teacher at Seoul Foreign British School.
Joohee Byon

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As a reflective practitioner, I am a Change Management Consultant for adult organizations and shaper for kids. An inspired traveler worldwide and the mind to share my experience and knowledge is my life. As Henry Miller said, our destination is never a place but a new way of looking at things!
Jessica Chung

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I am an Australian who for the last few years has been lucky to call Korea home. I love the generosity and tireless spirit of the Open Arms team and look forward to doing what I can to make a difference.
Mei Ahn

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I am a college student in Providence and a designer virtually based in New York. I connect with the kids by thinking like a kid–It’s a natural talent. I'm a nocturnal type that enjoys spending late-night binge-watching random documentaries with Mcnuggets.

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