Speakers 2014

Jinyoung Lee Englund

Jinyoung Lee Englund is the Director of Marketing & Communications at the Bitcoin Foundation where she serves as spokeswoman and oversees communications, strategic partnerships, and external relations. As part of the foundation’s executive leadership team, Jinyoung also leads the strategic planning and brand management of Bitcoin and the global foundation. Her passion for identifying comprehensive solutions and informed policies that empower women and the poor have led her to ever-increasing challenges spanning the non-profit, public and private sectors.
Previously, she served on the team of a Seattle-based tech startup and prior to her induction to Bitcoin, Jinyoung served four years in public policy and politics, directing day-to-day operations for two of the highest-ranking women in the Republican Party in the U.S.A — House Republican Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) and the Honorable Secretary Elaine L. Chao, 24th U.S. Secretary of Labor, at the Heritage Foundation. She has also had the privilege to serve on the Romney/Ryan Presidential Transition Team in the office of the Executive Director. Before entering public service, Jinyoung lived amongst the orphaned and the poor serving with an international development organization in Mozambique that cares for orphaned children, provides job skills training, builds schools and provides medical services. There she learned firsthand that compassion must be coupled with relationship and accountability in order to best empower people in overcoming poverty.
She has been nominated to the American Council of Young Political Leaders, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization in the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. ACYPL is an internationally recognized as the pre-eminent catalyst for introducing rising political and policy professionals to international affairs, promote mutual understanding, respect and friendship as well as cultivate long lasting relationships among next generation leaders in the U.S. and around the world. She also serves as an advisor and spokeswoman on policy issues important to Asian-Americans, Women, Millennials and the Tech community as a member of the Republican National Committees Asian Pacific American Advisory Council. An alumna of the University of Washington, she earned her B.A. in Comparative History of Ideas in addition to the U.S. Department of States Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Jinyoung currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband, U.S. Marine Corps Captain Geoffrey Englund.