I am a doctoral candidate in political science at the University of Pennsylvania. Before coming to Penn, I studied at Columbia University, where I earned an M.A. in Political Science in 2010. In 2007, I earned my first M.A. in International Relations from Seoul National University, where I wrote my thesis "The Political Economy of Strategic Economic Cooperation and Alliances: The Case of the US-Israel FTA and US-Australia FTA" in Korean. I graduated from the London School of Economics in 2004 with a B.Sc in Government and Economics.