3RD CULTURE (KID) ✳︎
I was born in South Korea and raised all across the continental United States from Maine, Delaware, Kansas, and eventually Georgia, in towns where I was one of a few Asian kids alongside my twin sister. I spent my summers outside in rural Korea where my grandparents were farmers. My design and research interests reflect my experience growing up across cultures and experiences as a Korean, American, and queer Asian-American.
Designer For Good
I'm interested in building products that critically question technology and who its accessible to. I strive to build mindfully for underrepresented groups and to ultimately combine design, technology, and advocacy to tackle important and challenging social problems.

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. I'm currently doing my Master's in Industrial Design and working in research around public health misinformation, political news consumption, and civic engagement!
Things I Care 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 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.
Me and all the other amazing CDF Fellows from 2020. :,)
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 students the basics of digital product design and help them put together a case study for their portfolio.
Outside 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.

I'm a lifelong student of the arts and history. My parents instilled in me a love of going to museums since early in my childhood, and to this day museums are where I find myself the most in my natural element.

My current favorite museum is the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC! 🏛

What I'm Listening To

Experience
UX Research Intern
2022
✺ Design Research
UX Design Intern
The Home Depot
2021 - Present
✦ Design✺ Design Research
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Design for Interactive Environments, Interaction Design Studio)
Georgia Institute of Technology
2021 - 2022
✸ Teaching
UX Design Intern
2021
✦ Design
Product Designer
2021
✦ Design
Design Bootcamp Instructor
Bits of Good
2021 - 2022
✸ Teaching
Product Designer
Bits of Good
2019
✦ Design
Director of Production
2019 - 2021
✦ Design
Voter Access Intern
2022
✻ Advocacy
Director of Design
Hack4Impact
2021
✦ Design✻ Advocacy
Director of Design
2020 - 2021
✦ Design✻ Advocacy
Civic Digital Design Fellow
2020
✺ Design Research
Graphic Designer
Georgia Institute of Technology
2019 - 2021
✦ Design
Peer Instructor
2018 - 2020
✸ Teaching
Design Intern
NFANT Labs
2018
✦ Design
Honors & Speaking
Grace Hopper 2022 Speaker - Civic Tech
AnitaB.org Grace Hopper Celebration
2022

Research Workshop Presentation
International Conference on Web and Social Media - Cyber Social Threats
2022

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

GT Design Club Design Internship Panel Talk
GT Design Club
2021

Civic Digital Fellowship Alumni Panel
Coding It Forward
2021

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