Born in China and raised in New York City, Won enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 2001 and served as a Gas Turbine Technician (Electrical) aboard guided missile destroyers. She was forward deployed in the Pacific region for Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Shortly after separating from the military in 2009, she founded a small business that she ran for four years.
In 2012, Won was named a Veteran Associate at the New York Stock Exchange. Later that year, she became a Mission Continues Fellow, and served as a Local Chapter Coordinator at Student Veterans of America. She was an Office Manager at a retirement fund with over $6 billion AUM and worked for a self-regulatory organization examining Swap Dealers with OTC Derivatives activities exceeding the $8 billion material swaps exposure threshold. Currently, she is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and works for a hedge fund as a Senior Compliance Officer.
Given her passion in helping veterans, she founded the Women Veterans and Families Network (WVFN). Won is a Defense Council Member at Truman Project, Tri-State Coordinator for the DNC Veterans and Military Families Council, Sister on the Planet Ambassador at OxFam America, Executive Board Member of New Leaders Council – New York Chapter, Chair of Veterans Roundtable at CFA Society New York (CFANY) and Co-Lead of Women Veterans on Wall Street (wVOWS), a subcommittee of Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS). She holds an M.A. in Information Technology Management from Webster University, and an M.S. in Nonprofit Management from Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies. She resides in Manhattan with her husband, who is also a U.S. Navy veteran, and two children.