Sharon Volckhausen

After graduating from Princeton University with a B.A. in History, Sharon worked in Seoul, Korea at The Korea Herald as a Princeton in Asia Fellow. She then earned an M.St. in Modern History from Oxford University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. After law school, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Denny Chin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She then worked as an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, and later served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. She has taught at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Fordham University School of Law. Sharon is currently the Judicial Assistant to Judge Chin, who sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She serves on the Boards of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Princeton in Asia, and on the Advisory Boards for the New York branch of the Trust for Public Land, the Center for Brooklyn History, and Riverkeeper. She is also the Vice President of the Tiger Baron Foundation. She lives with husband John and their two children in Brooklyn, New York.

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