About Me

"The more I handled things and learned their names and uses, the more joyous and confident grew my sense of kinship with the rest of the world."

Hope Jahren <Lab Girl>

In South Korea, where I came from, there exists a conception dream (i.e., taemong) that we believe foretells the conception and destiny of a child. When my mother had me, she dreamt a dream that a black dragon came to her and hugged her. She thought it was an extraordinary dream and an omen that I would become a scholar as it was the same taemong of one of the most famous scholars in South Korea. Well, not sure if it is because of my taemong or not, I am here in the academy as a communication scholar.

I believe only learning can make us better persons; I have always wanted to become a lifetime learner, and it is my important identity. Currently, as a learner, I am focusing on developing R programming skills and learning how to play tennis.

My entire graduate career was a journey to figure out how to manage time better and enhance the efficiency of work. I enjoy trying new techniques or applications related to productivity. I seriously think I should write blog posts reviewing those techniques or applications someday. If you have any application recommendations or tips related to productivity, just let me know. I would love to try it!

Outside of academia, I am all about cooking. I love reading cookbooks and collecting good recipes from around the world. I also love playing tennis (again), gardening, reading books, and spending time with my cat, Allo, who came to the States with me.

If you are interested in any of these above, or if you want to chat more, please contact me!