Meet Our New Engagement Specialist: Hyewon Shin

May 28, 2024


The Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) is excited to welcome our new Engagement Specialist, Hyewon Shin, to the PCRD team. She studied public administration at the University of Arizona Eller College of Management and international studies at Ewha Womans University in South Korea.

Before joining PCRD, Hyewon, worked in various roles, including as a program coordinator for the doctor of nursing practice program and faculty practice at the University of Arizona College of Nursing. She also served the Pima County procurement department as a small business enterprise program coordinator and living wage compliance officer, and as a special project intern for the Pima County Community Development and Neighborhood Conservation Department.

In her PCRD role, Hyewon will collaborate closely with the engagement team on ongoing and new projects focused on regional economic development and engagement. This includes identifying opportunities for community and economic growth, providing valuable resources, and offering technical assistance to stakeholders throughout Indiana.

Hyewon aims to leverage her professional experiences and knowledge to contribute to PCRD’s mission. “PCRD has been instrumental in regional and community development, generating valuable resources for stakeholders. I hope to use my background to help advance these goals,” Hyewon said.

The broad scope of PCRD’s project areas and its strong emphasis on partnerships, innovative processes, and community engagement were significant draws for Hyewon. “The spectrum of projects and the collaborative nature of PCRD’s work are very impressive,” Hyewon commented.

Hyewon is excited to be part of the PCRD team because of the opportunity to work with highly skilled colleagues who have diverse professional backgrounds. “I look forward to assisting in finding community and economic development opportunities and providing essential resources and technical support. I am excited about the new challenges, problem-solving processes, and learning opportunities that come with this role,” Hyewon said.

Outside of work, Hyewon enjoys traveling and participating in community service and volunteer opportunities. These volunteer experiences span from local community organizations to international events, reflecting a commitment to making a positive impact both locally and globally.

“PCRD is excited to have Hyewon on board and looks forward to the contributions and innovations she will bring to our ongoing efforts in regional economic development and engagement.”

Indraneel Kumar
PCRD Director