Saras Chung's Bio

Saras Chung
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Dr. Saras Chung works to connect young people with educational opportunities and the social, emotional and academic support they need to thrive in school. As the executive director of St. Louis-based SKIP Designed, Chung works with educators to design systemic solutions that promote equity and meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of students. In her more than 15 years of practice and research, she has consulted on system dynamics for national and local foundations, public school administrators, Google and change leaders of nonprofit systems nationally and internationally.

Chung has published research in peer-reviewed journals such as The American Journal of Community Psychology and The Journal for Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work. She is a member of the American Educational Research Association and the Society for Social Work Research, and is the Vice President-Elect of Professional Practice for the International System Dynamics Society.

In addition to her work in education, Chung also teaches master’s- and doctoral-level courses on social policy design and system dynamics at her alma mater in St. Louis, Washington University’s Brown School of Social Work and Public Health. Chung has been recognized for her youth advocacy by the Missouri House of Representatives and has been awarded fellowships from the International Society for Child Indicators through the Annie E. Casey Foundation. She holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and master’s and doctoral degrees from Washington University.

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