Albert Park grew up in Whippany, New Jersey, a small town 30 miles outside New York City. As a student at Whippany Park High School, Albert was involved in several activities as Captain of the Debate Team and Mock Trial Team, and President of the Environmental Activism Club and Junior Statesmen Association.
Albert is currently a rising sophomore at Columbia University, where he is majoring in Economics and Political Science. On campus, he is heavily involved with Columbia’s International Relations Council and Association, competing in intercollegiate Model United Nations tournaments on the primary team and serving as a Crisis Director in both of Columbia’s Model United Nations Conferences. He is also a primary consultant for 180 Degree Consulting, a non-profit social entrepreneurship that provides research and recommendations to struggling businesses in the developing world.
Off-campus, Albert is a volunteer interpreter for the New York Legal Assistance Group, helping low-income Korean immigrants with legal issues, and a volunteer at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Now, as an intern at The Common Good, Albert seeks to further his interest in public policy and political discourse. After graduation in 2017, he hopes to pursue a Juris Doctor Degree and work in an undecided field of law.
In his free time, Albert enjoys wandering in search of a quiet place to fill with conversation.