Irene Koo is an assistant editor at American Progress. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Koo attended Georgetown University, where she studied English and government with a focus in the Latin America region. As a student, she worked on the university newspaper, co-founded  Georgetown Students for Bernie Sanders, and organized around issues of labor and migrant justice. Prior to joining American Progress, she worked as an editorial fellow at GovLoop and held an editorial internship with Commonweal Magazine in New York.