Hyun Jin (Deborah) Kwak holds a BA in political science and French from Calvin College (2006). She lived most of her life in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Deborah worked as a research assistant for the Paul Henry Institute and as a McGregor research fellow. She conducted research on the role of religion in fostering civic responsibility. Deborah worked as a faith relations intern at Habitat for Humanity, launching an advocacy plan for affordable housing, and as a translator who assisted immigrants and refugees through the naturalization process.