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Hyejin Shim

Hyejin Shim, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender Based Violence, bio: Hyejin Shim joins API-GBV as the Sexual Assault Program Coordinator. She is a queer Korean bilingual anti-violence advocate and community organizer based in Oakland, California. Hyejin comes with a decade’s expertise in anti-violence work, including direct service, especially for LGBTQ survivors in immigrant/refugee communities. She first started as a rape crisis counselor in San Francisco, and after devoting the last six years to domestic violence work, is excited to refocus on addressing sexual assault. She is a co-founder of the national advocacy project Survived and Punished, which is dedicated to supporting criminalized and incarcerated survivors of violence.