I graduated from Seoul National University in South Korea, with a B.A. in psychology and M.A. in clinical psychology. Subsequently, I became a Ph.D. student in the Whalen Lab at Dartmouth College. Upon completing my fourth year, I took a leave of absence from graduate school to perform mandatory military duty in South Korea. During my time in the ROK army, I was stationed at the Korea Military Academy (Korean equivalent of West Point) where I taught as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology.
Since being honorably discharged from the army, I have returned to Dartmouth as a Ph.D. candidate to resume my studies. My research focuses primarily on 1) the amygdala-prefrontal circuitry and how it relates to beneficial functional outcomes in terms of anxiety and emotion regulation; and 2) amygdala-prefrontal interactions in the interpretation of emotionally ambiguous surprised faces.
Advisor: Paul J. Whalen