Who Is Mina Chang? Wiki, Bio, Age, Nationality, Ethnicity, Linking the World, USAID, Embellished Resume, Fake Time Cover
Mina Chang Biography – Mina Chang Profile
Mina Chang is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State at U.S. Department of State since April 2019. She is the former Chief Executive Officer of Linking the World. They were claims that she was appointed as the ambassador to the Philippines but the reports have been dismissed by the US Embassy.
She previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Linking the World. She applied insights gleaned from a broad range of civilian and military data sets, data analytics, social science and geo-spatial intelligence capabilities to identify and assist vulnerable communities.
Mina is an advocate for proactive stabilization as a strategic tool of foreign engagement and an investment in a stronger America abroad.
Mina Chang Age
Mina is 35 years old.
Mina Chang Nationality
Mina is an American national
Mina Chang Ethnicity
Mina is of American – Korean descent.
Mina Chang Parents
Chang’s parents are served as Salvation Army officers. She was brought up in Atlanta which she says gave her ‘insight into the significance of global education and the dearth of it.’
Mina Chang Husband
There are no details about Mina’s personal life.
Mina Chang Daughter
Mina has a daughter although her name is unknown. Her bio on Linking the World website says she is a proud mother to her daughter; “The proud mother to her daughter, together they live in the United States and share their home with Rony, a retired 4-year-old Belgian Malinois “military working dog” adopted from U.S. Forward Operating Base Fenty in Afghanistan.”
Mina Chang Education
Mina attended the University of the Nations where she studied Development and Aid practices. She then joined Southern Methodist University where she studied Executive Nonprofit Leadership. In 2006 she joined Harvard Business School where she studied Advanced Management Program. She is also a graduate of Harvard Kennedy School Senior Executive in National and International Security, national and International Security.
She is a graduate of The United States Army War College; Graduate 2017 Civilian Member, National Security and Strategy.
Mina Chang Career
In June 2015 Mina became a fellow at the United States Military Academy at West Point where she assisted in creating a foundation for an understanding in junior officers of the full spectrum of CMO – from root vulnerabilities to implementation and policy.
In February 2017 she joined New America as a fellow. She served as an International Security Fellow at New America, with a specific focus on international security, national security, and P/CVE until August 2018.
Mina Chang Music Career – Mina Chang KPop
Prior to joining Linking the World, Mina was a pop singer, recording albums in both English and Korean. In 2010 she was about to resign with her label when an earthquake devastated Haiti. She called Linking the World to volunteer.
“I called Linking the World and said, ‘I can be there tomorrow’. I took a huge chance stepping away from something I thought was safe and such a huge opportunity but I knew this is where my heart is.”
Mina Chang Singing
Mina Chang Linking the World
Mina joined Linking World in 2005 as an ambassador to Korea as she was committed to leveraging her career as a recording artist. She recorded, released and performed the official song for the organization called “Linking the World” helping bring awareness to the mission of the organization.
In 2010 she became the Chief Executive Officer of Linking the World. She focused on strategically restructuring all Linking the World activities to be in alignment with the understanding that to break the cycles of poverty, communities must scale capacity to build resilience and self-sufficiency. The new focus of all programs is to “give a hand up, not a hand out.”
She was appointed as UNESCO Cross-Cultural Ambassador for the United States Federation of UNESCO CCA at Harvard on February 11, 2015.
Mina left Linking the World in April 2019 after she was appointed as the deputy assistant secretary of state.
Mina Chang USAID
President Donald Trump had expressed his intent to nominate Chang as assistant administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) for the Bureau of Asia in September 2018. The nomination was forwarded to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in January 2019. No additional report has been released by the White House since then.
NBC News reported that Chang USAID’s job was withdrawn after the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations asked her for more documents and details about her nonprofit organization and her work experience.
Mina Chang Philippines
According to Politiko, a Philippine Star and political news website, Mina was named as the next American envoy to the Philippines. The reports were however denied by the United States Embassy.
The US Embassy’s Trude Raizen said; “We’ve seen this claim. It is not true.”
The statement also added; “In September 2018, the White House announced the President’s intent to nominate Mina Chang to be an Assistant Administrator of the US Agency for International Development for the Bureau of Asia. The nomination was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in January 2019. There have been no additional White House announcements regarding her nomination to the USAID position.”
Mina Chang State Department
Mina Chang is the deputy assistant secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO). She assumed the position in April. In her state department, she helps oversee efforts to prevent conflicts from erupting in politically unstable countries. She earns a six-figure salary in a bureau with a $6 million budget.
Mina Chang Embellished Her Resume
On November 12, 2019 NBC News reported that Mina embellished her résumé with misleading claims about her professional background — even creating a fake Time magazine cover with her face on it — raising questions about her qualifications to hold a top position at the State Department. The report alleged that Mina had a key connection in the Trump administration. It reported that Brian Bulatao, a top figure in the State Department and longtime friend of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, attended a fundraiser for her nonprofit in Dallas and once donated $5,500 to her charity.
According to Chang’s official biography, she alleges that she is an “alumna” of Harvard Business School. According to the university, Chang attended a seven-week course in 2016, and does not hold a degree from the institution.
Her biography on the State Department website also says she is a “graduate” of a program at the Army War College. But according to the college, the program she attended was a four-day seminar on national security.
She also says she “addressed” both the Democratic and Republican national conventions in 2016, but videos and documents show she instead spoke at separate events held in Philadelphia and Cleveland during the same time periods.
Mina Chang Fake Time Cover
It is alleged that Mina faked her cover on Time Magazine.