So-Jung Youn

So-Jung Youn

Major Advisor: William Taylor

Biography: So-Jung Youn is currently a Ph.D. student with Dr. William Taylor at Michigan State University. She is interested in global utilization of inland capture fisheries and the inland fisheries value chain. She is studying ways to assess and value inland fisheries, such as using consumption surveys and household dynamics to estimate inland fisheries harvest. So-Jung is also interested in valuation of the services provided by inland fisheries and characterization of the inland fisheries value chain. Her MS thesis, “The Importance of Inland Fisheries to Global Food Security”, focused on the contribution of inland fisheries to food security and livelihoods. So-Jung received an M.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University and a B.S. in Biology, with a minor in Management and Organizational Leadership, from the College of William and Mary.