Modern Day Nomads

  • Miyoung Chun_Scientist _ Entrepreneur with President Obama

Modern Day Nomads

Modern Day Nomads


During impactmania’s Women of Impact trip to New Zealand, Paksy Plackis-Cheng, asked co-founder and CEO of Alzheimer’s X, Dr. Miyoung Chun, about migration and belonging.

Dr. Chun, originally from Korea, moved to the United States of America when she was in her twenties. She went from being a busgirl in a restaurant to leading the U.S. BRAIN Initiative—a collaborative, public-private research initiative announced by President Barack Obama at the State of the Union in 2013.

Share your migration story: www.hmm.ucsb.edu.

impactmania’s Women of Impact trip to New Zealand


Dr. Miyoung Chun on why New Zealand is poised to help address the Alzheimer’s disease.

Miyoung Chun, former Executive Vice President of The Kavli Foundation and leader of the U.S. BRAIN Initiative, is the co-founder and CEO of Alzheimer’s X.

The impactmania’s Women of Impact program was awarded with the U.S. Embassy Diplomacy grant! impactmania founder Paksy Plackis-Cheng brought together change makers from the Women of Impact global network in New Zealand. The group participated in the week-long Women of Impact program hosted by KidsCoin and supported by the U.S. Consulate NZ. The trip included a welcome meeting with the U.S. Consul General and other Women of Impact from New Zealand to advance cross-cultural, social, and economic impact.

For more on the Program: www.impactmania.com

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