Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Jeongmi Choi is currently working as director of rural economy divison at Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) in Korea. She studied public administration at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, and has been working at MAFRA for about 15 years after graduation. At MAFRA, she was in charge of various tasks related to the agriculture and rural industry, such as WTO negotiations, fostering of the food industry, hygiene management of agricultural products, and fostering of agricultural professionals. Currently, she is in charge of revitalizing the rural economy by fostering various industries such as food and tourism.


Bachelor | Sungkyunkwan University – Seoul, Korea | 2007 | Public Administration

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Career Goals

She plans to continue working for the Korean government as an expert in agricultural development and rural development.

Relevant Work Experience

She has worked for Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Food and Rural Affairs since 2008, in the following roles:

Director of Rural Economy Division (2021~), Director of Planning and Coordination Division in Korea National University of Agriculture and Fisheries (2020~2021), Senior deputy director of Animal Welfare Team (2017~2018), Deputy director of Food Industry Promotion Division (2014~2015), Deputy director of Agro-Livestock Safety and Sanitary Division (2011~2013), Deputy director of Secretariat of the Presidential Commission on Green Growth (2011), Deputy director of Multilateral Negotiation Division (2008~2010)

Areas of Expertise

Federal Government, Rural Development, Agriculture and Food Industry

Research Interests

Rural development, Agriculture and Food Industry, Intergovernmental relations