Aug 2013 - May 2015

Master of Public Diplomacy

University of Southern California

Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism

Dornsife School of International Relations

GPA: 3.98/4.0

Mar 2008 - Feb 2013

Bachelor of Political Science

Seoul National University

Major: International Relations

Minor: Business Administration

GPA: 3.76/4.3

Work experience

Work experience
Mar 2015 - May 2015

Public Relations & Communications Intern

Think Ten Media Group
  • Prepared electronic press kits of the newest film “The wHOLE” on solitary confinement
  • Managed social media accounts of Facebook and Twitter using Hootsuite
  • Promoted crowd-funding at Seed&Spark and achieved green light for future productions
  • Conducted research on potential partnerships
Jan 2015 - Mar 2015

Program Development Intern

Asia Society Southern California
  • Researched on Asian, Asian-American, and Asia-based entrepreneurship in Silicon Beach
  • Drafted a contact list of panels and participants of the affiliate event of “Innovation 2015”
  • Established new sponsorships for “Forecast Asia” event with USC institutions
Feb 2014 - Feb 2015

Public Relations Intern

Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles
  • Conducted media monitoring and completed reports on cultural policy implications
  • Promoted the Center’s events with doubled increase in online presence at
  • Helped elaborate questionnaires and conduct visitor perception surveys
  • Recognized as the best Korean Cultural Center overseas for public relations in the year of 2014
Jun 2014 - Jul 2014

Summer Research Intern

USC Media, Society, and Social Change Initiative

[Research Project]
Gender Inequality in Popular Films: Examining On Screen Portrayals and Behind-the-Scenes Employment Patterns in Motion Pictures Released between 2007-2013

  • Trained for film contents analysis 
  • Coded speaking characters in top 100 grossing films of 2013
  • Developed media strategies and promoted the launch of the studies to diverse outlets
  • Participated in a series of talks with guest speakers from Hollywood and film industry
Aug 2013 - Dec 2013


USC Dornsife School of International Relations

[IR 382 course] 'Order and Disorder in Global Affairs' taught by Dr. Shannon Gibson

  • Prepared teaching materials and followed up with the contents lectured during the class
  • Graded essays, mid-terms and final term papers of the class
Mar 2013 - May 2013

Research & Communications Assistant

Korean Broadcasting Systems (KBS)
  • Conducted research on the materials covered by KBS Grand Documentary ‘Colors 4 Desires’
  • Organized international emails & phone calls, scheduled filming abroad, drafted shooting contracts, and communicated with embassies
  • Contributed ideas to the documentary in script meetings and brainstorming sessions
Jun 2011 - Sep 2011

Research Intern

UNESCO (HQ in Paris)

Worked for TVET(Technical and Vocational Education and Training) section

  • Organized meetings and conducted the data research
  • Completed background papers on the issues of cultural development, migration, technological development, and gender
  • Communicated with the contributing scholars of the TVET World Report publication
  • Conducted pre-research for BEAR(Better Education for Africa's Rise) project

Relevant Coursework

Statistics and Arguing from Data, Economic Impact Analysis - Methods and Applications, 

Practicum in Public Diplomacy Research, Media in Social Services: Design and Evaluation of Campaigns, 

News Media and the Foreign Policy Process, Regional Studies in Public Diplomacy: East Asia

Honors & Awards


NCA 101st Annual Convention November 2015

Paper: "The Effects of Television Comedy Shows on Public Engagement in the United States and South Korean Political Campaigns"                                           Accepted for the Korean American Communication Association Unit

AKS KSI 2014-15 Grant Award November 2014

Academy of Korean Studies / USC Korean Studies Institute

Graduate Students Research Grant

CPD Best Student Paper Prize October 2014

Paper, “Peng Liyuan: China’s First Lady in Diplomacy”

Leadership & Activities

USC Public Diplomacy (APDS) Magazine                                                                                       Senior Digital Editor, 2014 – 2015

USC Korean Graduate Student Organization (KGSA)                                                                               Treasurer, 2014 – Present

Seoul National University Entertainment and Strategy Business Club                                                                Member, 2009


English & Korean, Microsoft Office (Powerpoint, Word, Excel, Outlook), WordPress,

Adobe Certified Associate in Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop