Third Culture Kid

I was born in South Korea and raised all across the continental United States from Maine, Delaware to Kansas and eventually Georgia. My design interests reflect my experience growing up across cultures and experiences as a Korean, American, and queer Asian-American.

As a designer, I'm interested in building products that critically question technology and who its accessible to. I strive to build mindfully for underrepresented groups.

As an artist, I have a huge passion for visual craft and how to creatively express compelling stories.

I received my BS in Industrial Design from Georgia Tech in August 2021, and I'm currently doing my Master's in Industrial Design!
Some things I care a lot about
I'm passionate about social equity advocacy, public interest technology, and voting access. Outside of my design work, you can find me volunteering at the ACLU of Georgia, where I currently work as a Voting Access Project intern and work to make the current voting pipeline more efficient and inclusive to Georgians through a mix of election + policy monitoring and helping with current ACLU GA programs such as their pollworker program.

In my free time, I recently started to volunteer at my local county as a poll worker during elections.

I spent a gap semester in 2020 in the midst of the pandemic as a Civic Digital Fellow at the NIH where I got to learn about Civic Tech and help the NIH with their
STRIDES initiative.
From when I volunteered as a poll worker in the 2022 primary runoffs here in GA.
Me and all the other amazing CDF Fellows from 2020. :,)
Some other things I do

You can find me researching at the Technologies + International Development Lab under Dr. Michael Best, where I do work in investigating COVID misinformation and digital outreach strategies amongst Black and Latinx communities in GA in partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine as well as community orgs and other HBCUs or Minority Serving Institutions across the state.

I previously led my school's Hack4Impact design team, where we build web apps for non-profit clients. Since then, I have taken up running our Design Bootcamp, where we teach newcomers the basics of digital product design and help them put together a case study for their portfolio.
Outside of my work

I love going to museums, sketching, watching films, and cooking. I'm a big fan of traveling and you can find me exploring different cafes and bookstores in the areas I visit.
Experience
UX Design Intern
The Home Depot
2021 - Present
Research Assistant
2021 - Present
Teaching Assistant
Georgia Institute of Technology
2021 - 2022
UX Design Intern
2021
Product Designer
2021
Design Bootcamp Instructor
Bits of Good
2021
Product Designer
Bits of Good
2019
Director of Production
2019 - 2021
Design Intern
NFANT
2018
Voter Access Project Intern
2022 - Present
UX Design Intern
2020 - Present
Lab Mentor
2021 - 2022
Director of Design
2021
Director of Design
2020 - 2021
Civic Digital Design Fellow
2020
Graphic Designer
Georgia Institute of Technology
2019 - 2021
Peer Instructor
2019 - 2021
Honors
Presentation
International Conference on Web and Social Media - Cyber Social Threats
2022

Faculty Merit Award for Best Research
GT School of Industrial Design
2022

Highest Honors
Georgia Institute of Technology
2021

Civic Digital Fellow
Coding It Forward
2020

President's Undergraduate Research Award
Georgia Institute of Technology
2020

Horizons Hackathon - Best in Show
HackGT
2020

The Home Depot

UX Design Intern

August 2021 - Present
Interning on the Tool Rental Experience team, designing Home Depot's Flexible Fleet system - making any Home Depot asset accessible from any location.
Technologies + International Development Lab

Design Researcher

August 2021 - Present
Researching under Dr. Michael Best on the COVID Social Media Monitoring Project. Working with community partners and HBCUs across Georgia to monitor COVID social media response and misinformation and help partners develop effect outreach strategies to minimize misinformation and maximize vaccination rates. My role involves helping conduct qualitative research with partners, designing social media monitoring dashboard features, and helping facilitate workshops
Georgia Institute of Technology

Teaching Assistant

August 2021 - Present
Helping teach Design for Interactive Environments (ID 6763) and Junior level Interaction Design Studio (ID 3052)
Interactive Product Design Lab

Lab Mentor

August 2021 - Present
Helping Georgia Tech students with coding, designing, and fabricating interactive design, physical computing, and creative technology projects
Intel

UX Design Intern

May 2021 - December 2021
Worked on the Research & Experience Definition (RED) UXD team designing digital and physical features to be implemented into Intel Evo devices as a part of Project Athena. Worked with the UX Research team to conduct ethnographic study of Project Athena target users
Bits of Good

Design Operations Lead

May 2021 - Present
Helping scale design team across the Bits of Good organization. Planning and organizing design critiques, design workshops, and design team bonding activities
Hack4Impact

Director of Design

May 2021 - December 2021
Support design teams across all chapters of Hack4Impact through design training, organizing critique sessions, and helping build design team infrastructure

Lead design committee in national initiatives to expand Hack4Impact design impact and branding curation

Incubate new design teams through design leadership support and direct mentorship.
Develop for Good / Social Income

Product Designer

March 2021 - July 2021
Designed an application for Social Income, a Swiss nonprofit dedicated to combating poverty in the Global South, to help Social Income recipients in Sierra Leone manage and keep track of their funds
Bits of Good

Director of Design

November 2020 - May 2021
Managed team of 20 product designers across cross-functional nonprofit web app projects. Shaped product design role at the higher level executive board & facilitated activities and workshops to help designers with design craftsmanship & foster interest in social impact technology
Bits of Good

Design Bootcamp Instructor

January 2021 - May 2021
Led the 2nd ever cohort of a 10 week design bootcamp that taught 14 bootcampers the fundamentals of digital product design. Many of these design bootcampers then transitioned into the product design role at Bits of Good! :)
Coding It Forward / National Institutes of Health

Civic Digital Design Fellow

August 2020 - December 2020
Worked at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) - a federally funded organization which provides public access to biomedical and genomic information. Conducted user research on how to make a more intuitive cloud pipeline for genomic researchers
BestFit

UX Design Intern

May 2020 - January 2022
Lead design of universal application to help underrepresented and disadvantaged students across 26 public universities in Georgia apply for need-based resources.
Work with engineers to create new welfare screening process and capture $600,000 of uncollected need-based resources for Georgia college students
Bits of Good

Product Designer

December 2019 - May 2020
Designed a volunteer management system (VMS) for local Atlanta nonprofits to help track volunteer shifts, nonprofit communications, and volunteer hours
Georgia Institute of Technology / Nunn School of International Affairs

Graphic Designer

May 2019 - May 2021
Design website content and engage website viewers through improving website experience and layout

Formulate and institute a cohesive design language for future institute related outreach material to maximize student engagement
TEDxGeorgiaTech

Director of Production

May 2019 - May 2021
Manage production team, oversee cross-team task delegation and project handoffs, and prepare props and recording equipment for 500+ attendee events

Oversee videography and video editing of all TEDxGeorgiaTech initiatives and events

Design and build props for events and marketing of TEDxGeorgiaTech brand
The Hive Makerspace

Prototyping Instructor

February 2019 - August 2021
Help students with their projects through troubleshooting, building, and consulting with my knowledge on a variety of prototyping processes and makerspace tools.