Dylan Davis

A diverse liberal arts education and a study abroad experience lead one BW graduate to an international career.

BW Graduate Lands Dream Job In Korea

October 26, 2015

A diverse liberal arts education can be an instrumental foundation for a successful career and Dylan Davis ’03 offers a perfect example. Davis graduated from BW with a double major in psychology and music and now works as The Asia Foundation’s Country Representative in Korea.
L to R) Asia Foundation Country Representative Dylan Davis, Shinyoung Park, U.S. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, and Chairman of the Friends of Asia Foundation Han Sung-Joo

It’s a position that Davis says he had been “following for at least ten years” and an opportunity he could not pass up. The passion that Davis has for helping the Korean people and his love of culture was ignited when he became the first BW student to Study Abroad at Ewha University in Seoul. In a news release, The Asia Foundation pointed to his liberal arts education, in combination with graduate coursework at Yonsei University Graduate School of Public Health and his experience in Korea as helping to prepare him for this new dream job.

Prior to landing his current post, Davis was program director for the Center of Korean Studies at University of California, Berkeley where he promoted knowledge of Korea on campus while working to build and expand programming centered around the country.

Before Berkeley, Davis spent eight years residing in Korea, working for the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, serving as an International Affairs Officer at Yonsei University’s Severance Hospital, and working for the Korean-American Educational Commission where he had formerly been a Fulbright Grantee. Davis is exceptional in not only speaking, but writing Korean.

Davis has been recognized for his service by several distinguished organizations including the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Embassy in Seoul. In 2013, the Mansfield Foundation also selected him as one of only ten Korea specialists to partake in the first gathering of Korea-Foundation-Mansfield Foundation Korea Nexus Scholars.