About

Me

I am a third-culture kid that was born in South Korea and raised all across the continental U.S. —from Maine, Delaware, Kansas, and Georgia . CUrrently living in Washington dc.  :)
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My Background

I received my BS in Industrial Design from Georgia Tech in 2021. As the only design program at a tech focused institution, my product design background has always been a blend of the creative and technical, but I am at my core a people-focused researcher and designer.

I graduated with my Master's in Industrial Design in December 2023, where I focused on design research. During my time in grad school, I worked in academic and professional 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, I previously interned at the ACLU of GA on their Voter Access Project helping to track voting issues across the state, implement program infrastructure and manage LEAD (Local Advocates and Election Defenders) volunteers, revamp the ACLU of GA poll worker resources, as well as reach out to voters and helping people vote at their local precincts. I also helped organize and volunteered at Georgia Tech's early voting precinct during the Georgia 2022 Midterms. I then continued on as a volunteer on their LEAD program. In my free time, I also volunteer as a poll worker in my home county!

My interest in civic tech began when I spent a gap semester in 2020 in the midst of the pandemic as a Civic Digital Fellow at the NIH to help with their STRIDES initiative.
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Other Things I've Done

I spent 2 years conducting research at the Technologies + International Development Lab under Dr. Michael Best at Georgia Tech, where I did work in investigating health misinformation and digital outreach strategies amongst Black and Latine communities in GA. I previously led Georgia Tech's Hack4Impact design team with the lovely Stephanie He, where we build web apps for non-profit clients. Since then, I have led 2 cohorts of our Design Bootcamp with the amazing Joyce Shen and Simon Zhang. The Bits of Good Design Bootcamp is a free, student-led program that teaches students the basics of digital product design and helps them put together a case study for their portfolio.

Outside of Work

Outside of my work, I love going to museums, drawing, reading books, and crocheting. I also have an unhealthy obsession with Parks and Rec.

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What I'm Listening To
What I'm Reading
The Utopia of Rules by David Graeber
When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

Experience

Graduate Researcher
Georgia Tech TID Lab
2021 - 2023
Product Designer
CNN
Present
UX Research Intern
ServiceNow
2023
Product Design Intern
CNN
2023
UX Research Intern
CNN
2022
Voter Access Intern
ACLU of GA
2022
UX Design Intern
Home Depot
2021 - 2023
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Georgia Tech
2021 - 2022
Peer Mentor
GT Interactive Product Design Lab
2021 - 2022
UX DESign Intern
Intel
2021
Director of Design
Hack4Impact
2021
Product Designer
Social Income
2021
Design Bootcamp Instructor
Bits of Good
2021 - 2022
Director of Design
Bits of Good
2020 - 2021
UX Designer
BestFit
2020 - 2022
Civic Digital Design Fellow
National Institutes of Health
2020
UndergRaduate Researcher
GT INteractive Product Design Lab
2020
Product Designer
Bits of Good
2019 - 2020
Web Designer
Georgia Tech
2019 - 2020
Graphic Design Intern
NFANT Labs
2019

Honors & Speaking

Global Intern Hackathon Winner
ServiceNow
2023
Tau Sigma Delta hOnor Society in Architecture and the Allied Arts
Georgia Tech Rho Chapter
2023
Grace Hopper 2022 Civic Tech Speaker
AnitaB.org
2023
Research Workshop Presentation
International Conference on Web & Social media - Cyber Social Threats
2022
Faculty merit Award for best Research
Georgia Tech School of Industrial Design
2022
Design Internship Panelist
Georgia Tech Design Club
2021
Highest Honors
Georgia Tech BSID
2021
Civic Digital Fellow
Coding It Forward
2020
President's Undergraduate Research Award
Georgia Tech
2020
Horizons Hackathon Winner
HackGT
2020
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