I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. I also have a minor in political science. While at SU, I wrote for the school’s daily newspaper, The Daily Orange, and contributed to The Student Voice, a bi-weekly student run magazine. Using the skills I learned at SU, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues.
I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm and Syracuse Post-Standard. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking.
Currently, I work for Star News Group in New Jersey. While working at The Coast Star, one of Star News Group’s newspapers, I cover two towns— Belmar and Lake Como. Since working here, I have written over 800 articles, covering everything from council and board of education meetings to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie visiting to Hurricane Sandy. I also take pictures and edit content each week.
I was born in Seoul, Korea in 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one. When I was 8 years old, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was there I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once.
In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen.
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