Saerom (Alice) Youn joined ALPHA Education after volunteering at the Forgotten Voices Living History conference in 2010. Inspired by the testimonies of a survivor of military sexual slavery and a military veteran, she established the first student chapter of ALPHA at the University of Toronto in 2011. Since then, she has spearheaded many awareness and fundraising events, and has been the leader for ALPHA’s youth presence, which has expanded into many universities across Canada.
She is currently a master's candidate at the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, where she earned an Honours Bachelor of Science degree. She is also involved in other social justice movements including addressing climate change, improving local community health, and providing international humanitarian aid.