Jeung Sook Park is a Scientific Affairs Officer at the Regional Coordination Unit of the Northwest Pacific Action Plan (NOWPAP) and is currently concentrating on the implementation of the marine litter (debris) project in the region. She has contributed to several important documents, including a regional overview on marine litter in the NOWPAP region and a NOWPAP Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter.
She obtained her Ph.D. at the University of Stirling, United Kingdom and her major is marine biology, more specifically taxonomy and population dynamics of zooplankton. After earning her Ph.D., she worked as a university lecturer, teaching marine biology and ecology for undergraduates and zooplankton ecology for graduates.
Before joining NOWPAP, Jeung Sook also worked in the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute, the Republic of Korea. As a researcher, she has carried out several national and international projects on the marine and coastal environment, including fieldwork, data analysis and report preparation, and participated in the development of national policies. She also served as an acting negotiator at the relevant ministry and attended major international meetings related to tuna fisheries.