An educationist by training, I research the sociocultural dimensions of higher education reform in the context of globalization. I have published a number of papers in journals and edited volumes and am working on a book project on transnational student mobility between South Korea and the United States. My research has also been featured in the Times Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed.

I completed by Ph.D. in Education at the University of California, Los Angeles with a specialization in comparative and international studies in education. I currently hold the position of Program Director of the Center for Korean Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, where I previously held a Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.

I am also a passionate educator and have taught and guest lectured at a number of universities.