Rosa Park-Tokola

Senior Project Lead or DPRK Nonproliferation
CRDF Global


Member Since 2023

Rosa Park-Tokola is a Senior Project Lead for DPRK Counterproliferation/UN Sanctions Compliance at CRDF Global, where she has been since 2022. For the U.S. Department of State Cooperative Threat Reduction portfolio, she manages the maritime sanctions compliance lane of activity. She also manages the Global Affairs Canada portfolio that includes the counterproliferation finance, cybersecurity, and maritime sanctions compliance lanes of activity. On her team, she currently manages four staff members and has promoted three staff members in the past year.

She was the Director of Programs and Editor at the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea from 2011 to 2022, co-authoring nine satellite imagery analysis reports on North Korea’s penal labor camps. She completed editorial and graphic design work on 23 publications and seven satellite imagery analysis reports during her time there in addition to managing all events and the internship program.

She received an M.A. in International Politics from American University's School of International Service,an M.A. in Korean Studies from Korea University, and a B.A. in International Relations from American University’s School of International Service with a minor in Graphic Design.