Jean Hon is a nonprofit professional based in New York City, specializing in communications, advocacy, and development. She organizes community events, advocacy rallies, and pushes for local, city, and federal level policy changes. Jean actively utilizes futures and foresight to encourage progressive policy changes and was a member of a four person NYU/UNESCO liaison to Sierra Leone's first Futures and Foresight LSE. She is a devout Buddhist studying Buddhism at both Fo Guang Shan International Buddha's Light Association and at Ling Yan Shan Temple. Combining Buddhism as both a religion and a philosophy, Jean has been weaving the interconnectivity of policy advocacy work with Buddhism's Noble Eightfold Path. She has spoken at conferences and events to highlight the interconnectivity of Buddhism and today's modern life for over a decade. Jean founded a community organization in Yilan, Taiwan, is a Fulbright Fellowship grantee, and a Revive the Dream Fellow. She holds a BA from Queens College, CUNY, and a MPA from New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She is an avid snowboarder and dog owner.