P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Andrew Park, 2005

JD, Yale University

Andrew Park is the child of immigrants from South Korea

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at Yale University

ANDREW PARK works for Bloomberg Philanthropies in New York.

Andrew was born in Chicago, Illinois, to parents of Korean descent. His mother still resides in Chicago.

Andrew completed his JD at Yale University in 2008 and his DPhil in comparative social policy at Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He graduated with a BA from Harvard University in economics, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

At Harvard University, Andrew was the president of the Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American Association and executive vice-president of the Phillips Brooks House Association, Harvard University's largest student-run public service organization.

Following law school, he was a clerk for Judge Jed Rakoff in the Southern District of New York and Robert A Katzmann on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Andrew is also an internationally recognized concert pianist who has given solo tours in Japan and across the United States. At Oxford University, he continued his piano performances and worked with the Kigali Public Library Project, an initiative to open the first public library in Rwanda after the genocide.

Andrew hopes to use his legal education to further the progress of civil rights for LGBT Americans and minority populations more broadly.

  • JD Law | Yale University 2008
  • PhD Comparative Social Policy | University of Oxford 2008
  • BA Economics | Harvard University 2002
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