2015 - 2017     University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, Pennsylvania, USA     


2011 - 2013     Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea                                                                                                                 

  • Master of Global Affairs and Policy (Concentration: International Management / International Development Cooperation)

  • Accepted with Scholarship*


2006 - 2009     Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA                                                                                                              

  • Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts and Computer Sciences

  • Exchange student to Seoul National University - Seoul, Korea                      

  • Summer program at Waseda University - Tokyo, Japan                           

  • Accelerated graduation*




Professional Experience  

2019 ~            University of Pennsylvania, Lecturer

  • Graphic Design with Creative Technology 

2019 ~             Biorealize, Visual Designer 

2018                MIT Design Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Design Researcher

2015 - 2017     University of Pennsylvania, Teaching Assistant

  • Integrative Design Studio: Biological Design

  • Art, Design, and Digital Culture

  • Advanced Digital Photography

Summer 2016     Singapore University of Technology and Design, Summer Intern  

  • DManD (Digital Manufacturing and Design Centre)

  • Assisted SpaceHack event

  • Assisted Senior thesis research projects

2013 - 2014        Sindoh, co., Ltd, Marketing Associate

  • Hanoi Manufacturing Plant Project 

  • Sindoh Artist Support Program                          


Summer 2008     Rapidform (Inus Technology, Inc.) - Seoul, Korea, Summer Intern 

  • Assisted in programming software  

  • Planned exhibitions  

2007 - 2009         Visual Resource Center at Wellesley College, Student Visualist

  • Provided high-quality images and clips to support the Art Department education, and serve technical support to faculty and staff 




Award / Conference / Exhibition

June 2020      *Bio Design Challenge 2020 - Judge, MoMA New York, USA

Feb 2020       'Self-salvation 21' - *(Solo-exhibition), POSTSCRIPT, Philadelphia, USA

Oct 2019       *MIT DesForM 2019 - Panelist and speaker, Cambridge, USA

Sep 2019       *Winner of Prix Ars | Ars Electronica Festival 2019 - Honorary Mention: Linz, Austria

May - Oct  2019       *V&A Victoria and Albert Museum - "FOOD: Bigger than the Plate," London, United Kingdom

June 2019      *Bio Design Challenge 2019 - Panelist and Judge, MoMA New York, USA

Nov 2018       Food Friction at Artez Univerisity - Speaker, Zwolle, Netherlands

Nov 2018       Micro World - Closed conference participation, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sep 2018       *London Design Festival 2018 - "Biodesign Here Now" by Open Cell, London, United Kingdom

Sep 2018       *Ars Electronica Festival 2018 - "Error - the Art of Imperfection," Linz, Austria

May 2018       Santo Palato - Holy Palate  Korean Cultural Center, Budapest, Hungary                       


April 2018       *Milan Design Week 2018  PUMA + MIT Design Lab, Milan, Italy                                          

  • Biodesign: Living and Breathing the Future of Performance 

  • Project + Exhibition Coordinator 

May 2017       Winner of the 2017 *Bio Art and Design Award  (BAD Award), Netherlands                                          

May 2017       Time in Dream is Frozen, Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia, PA                                                             

Feb 2017       Passage, FJORD gallery, Philadelphia, PA                                                                                  


Feb 2017       Emerge, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ                                                                                  


Oct 2016       Are We Human?, *3rd Istanbul Design Biennale, Istanbul

June 2016      Our Biotech Future(s), School of Visual Arts, New York, NY                                                    


June 2016      *Biodesign Challenge, MoMA, New York, NY                                                                          


Apr 2016        BioDesign Studio Exhibition, TECH Museum, San Jose, CA                                             


Apr 2016        Lightening Lecture, ICA, Philadelphia, PA                                                                    


Mar 2016        Infortainment, Addams Gallery, Philadelphia, PA                                                       


Dec 2015        BYO: 4 Inquiries into Biological Design, Morgan Gallery, Philadelphia, PA                             


Oct 2014         International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS), Rome, Italy                                         

  • Invited as a presenter and for journal submission in the Social Sciences and Humanities Division

  • Abstract Title: “Accepting and Accommodating Multicultural Families in Korea: Assessment of Public Policies and Educational System”

Teaching and Volunteer Experience  

2019 ~            University of Pennsylvania - Lecturer 

  • Design with Creative Technology 

2015 ~            PennAlumni Interview Program 

  • Interviewing local applicants 

2010 ~            Wellesley College Alumnae Admission Representatives

  • Interviewing local applicants

2013 - 2015     Red Cross Korea, Seoul, Korea

  • Assisted fundraising events and created visual resources

2010 - 2015     YWCA (Kangnam Youth Center), Seoul, Korea 

  • Taught English and computer skills for high school students from multicultural and low-income families

2009 - 2015     Sadang Youth Center, Seoul, Korea

  • Taught Korean and English for elementary school students from low-income families

2007 - 2009     Chinatown Afterschool Program by PBHA Harvard University, Boston, USA             

  • Taught English and designed afterschool activities for elementary school students living in the Chinatown area of Boston


Monthly Design (vol.501) March, 2020

V&A Victoria and Albert Museum 

Ars Electronica 

Women's Wear Daily




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