Il Young Shin is a Program Officer at DT. His current portfolio includes project in Iraq and Lebanon with Global Affairs Canada and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He is also engaged in qualitative studies and M&E efforts at DT. Prior to joining DT, Il Young served in the Korean military including six months in Afghanistan as liaison to the Korean Provincial Reconstruction Team in Parwan Province. As lead interpreter, he facilitated the Korean special forces' operations and the Korean International Cooperation Agency project implementations in northern Afghanistan.
Il Young graduated with an M.S. in Foreign Service at Georgetown University where he studied International Relations and International Development. He also holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. He is an avid fan of basketball and is interested in the nexus between technology and development.