Class of 2021
I am raised in South Korea and China. I love learning languages, meeting new people, and traveling! While in Yale-NUS, I had the great privilege to join study abroad programs in six different countries to learn about, from, and with different displaced populations around the world. Outside class, I usually spend time swimming, watching interior design and architecture videos, doing crafts, and self-learning different languages.
I am academically interested in refugees and forced migration. Thanks to the Global Affairs major at Yale-NUS, I have acquired an interdisciplinary perspective and strong research skills to study this complex global issue. I find it fascinating (at the same time very difficult) to learn how different societal structures and individuals’ identities can together shape the motivation, process, and outcome of the forced migration journey. Also, as an Anthropology minor, I am committed to always including the voices and experiences of refugees themselves in the study of forced migration.
Currently, I am working on a capstone thesis that explores the political significance of refugee self-representation in global governance conferences. In the long-term, I want to work as a policy consultant to help Asian states develop sustainable and participatory refugee protection programs.