Research with purpose.

I am an experienced researcher in the social impact sector with a demonstrated history of working in international organizations and non-profits.

I also write creatively, including essays, poems, and fiction. 

As a  bilingual, transnational Korean American, I am interested in work at the margins embedded in communities and with respect to diverse forms of knowledge. I work primarily through interviews, narrative work and oral histories, writing to produce systemic change.

I obtained Bachelors and Masters degrees in International Development from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and The Geneva Graduate Institute (IHEID).  

After my formal education, I went on to work for the International Organization for Migration in Chad, engaging with communities to ensure programme quality. I specialised in accountability and community engagement, continuing my efforts through roles in other humanitarian NGOs. I realised these were not enough, because accountability does not mean justice nor empowerment.

Today, I write and work independently in peace, justice, and intersectionality. I care about quiet voices, forgotten histories, and global inequality. 

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