I am a Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018, and I was a predoctoral fellow at the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at George Washington University during the 2017-18 academic year. Prior to Penn, I earned an M.A. in Political Science from Columbia University, an M.A. in International Relations from Seoul National University, and a B.Sc. in Government and Economics from the London School of Economics.
I am from South Korea, but I have lived in England for fifteen years, and I am proficient in Mandarin Chinese. I conducted field research in Beijing as a visiting doctoral student at Peking University's School of International Studies, and during two summers, I participated in the Princeton in Beijing and Columbia in Beijing language immersion programs. From 2007 to 2009, I completed two years of military service as an English interpreter in the Republic of Korea Army stationed at the United Nations Command Security Battalion at the Demilitarized Zone.
For more information, please see my curriculum vitae here.