How did I get here?
I recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies. I joined The Global Switchboard through PULSE, Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience, a fellowship program that cultivates young leaders to transform Pittsburgh through a year of service.
Why am I at the Switchboard?
I was born in Seoul, South Korea, and came to the United States at the age of 11 as an international adoptee. Growing up as an immigrant and being exposed to different cultures helped me develop a global outlook and an appreciation for cross-cultural dialogue. This interest fueled my work with Nepali-Bhutanese refugee families in Pittsburgh, North Korean refugee students in Seoul, and the Chaoxianzu ethnic minority community in Beijing. In all of my experiences, I have found that diversity contributes to the strength and resilience of communities. I am excited to join The Switchboard’s efforts to build an equitable and globally engaged community in Pittsburgh, and for the opportunity to help create a more welcoming environment by building empathy, understanding, and a sense of belonging.
- an advocate for refugee and immigrant rights.
- an avid reader.
- a food and tea enthusiast.