Eugena Oh is the past President & CEO of the “I Have A Dream” Foundation. She believes deeply in educational equity and IHDF’s vision of college access and opportunity for all, regardless of the circumstances of one’s birth. She is excited to join the national board and continue her work with the passionate team at the national office, its volunteer leaders, its affiliates and Dreamers to create lasting, positive social change.
As the child of Korean immigrants who were first-generation college graduates, and a first-generation American college graduate herself, Oh understands that education – and in particular higher education – is key to achieving one’s professional and personal dreams.
Since joining “I Have A Dream” in 2011, Oh has served in several roles including Chief Operating Officer, Interim President & CEO, Chief Governance Officer, Legal Counsel, and Director of Talent, Administration, and Special Projects. Prior to joining “I Have A Dream”, Oh practiced commercial and products liability law, and served in development, strategy, and operations roles within several non-profit organizations, including Teach For America – New York City, Rock The Vote, and Washington State Court Appointed Special Advocates.
Oh’s personal honors include being named to New York Non-Profit Media’s inaugural class of 40 Under 40 Rising Stars (2015) and receiving the University of Pennsylvania’s Asian Alumni Association’s Outstanding Alumna Award (2008). She serves on the University of Pennsylvania’s Alumni Board of Directors, is a member of the Brooklyn Historical Society’s George Hannah Society, and enjoys spending down time with her partner and children.