Freelance Science Journalist, Jan 2016 - present

  • Pitching, reporting and writing for various media outlets, including Scientific American, The Scientist, Quartz and Symmetry

Assistant Editor, The Scientist, Dec 2017 - May 2018 (Mat leave cover) 

  • Writing and reporting short- and long-form stories for print and online
  • Editing "The Nutshell," The Scientist's news blog, and "Scientist to Watch," profiles of early-career scientists, for the magazine

Editorial Intern, The Scientist, Jan 2017 - May 2017

  • Reporting and writing daily news and news features for the-scientist.com
  • Reporting and writing long- and short-form stories for the print version of The Scientist
  • Writing and posting social media 
  • Attending and participating in editorial meetings  

Editorial Intern, Scientific American MIND, July 2015 - Dec 2015

  • Reporting and writing fast turn-around news stories for ScientificAmerican.com
  • Reporting and recording podcasts ScientificAmerican.com
  • Pitching and writing stories for Scientific American and Scientific American MIND
  • Assisting with social media, posting and promoting content and tracking responses
  • Attending and participating in editorial meetings  

Science Writing Intern, Fermilab, Jan 2015 - May 2015 

  • Reporting and writing 3-5 stories particle-physics related stories per week for Fermilab Today and Symmetry
  • Editing Fermilab Today daily 
  • Contributing to editorial discussions and decision-making 

Community Editor, McGill Daily, Sept 2014 - Dec 2014

  • Organizing outreach events and journalism workshops 
  • Planning print, web and multimedia content and coordinating editors/contributors for special issues 
  • Copy editing 

Radio Host, CKUT 90.3 FM, Aug 2014 - Dec 2014 

  • Conducting interviews, editing and hosting for Free Radicals, a segment about science, culture  and connection 

Science & Technology Editor, McGill Daily, May 2013 – Apr 2014 

  • Editing 2 -3 pages of content a week and writing articles on a biweekly basis
  • Pitching to and guiding contributors through the writing and editing process
  • Managing social media
  • Photographing and illustrating for articles
  • Initiated outreach committee for preparing and presenting journalism workshops

Graduate Student, McGill University, August 2012 – Dec 2014

  • Conducting fMRI and behavioral studies on human subjects, using memory tasks to analyze neurobiological changes occurring across the lifespan
  • Presented at international neuroscience conference

Content Editor, BrainMass Inc., March 2012 – Dec 2016

  • Screening and editing online postings submitted by experts in the solution library
  • Editing and formatting E-books

Other Work Experence

  • High School Science Educator, Brainreach Community Outreach Program, September 2012 – April 2013
  • Contributing Writer, McGill Daily, September 2012 – April 2013
  • Blogger for McGill Grad Life, McGill University, September 2012 – April 2013
  • Research Assistant, Queen’s University, July 2011 – August 2012

Skills

Journalism: Pitching, Interviewing, Reporting, Fact-checking, Editing
Software/Programming: MS Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel), Adobe (InDesign, Illustrator), WordPress, HTML, CSS, Matlab, SPSS, E-Prime
Project Management: Leading team members, Organizing events and workshops
Languages: English (native), Korean (proficient)

Education

M.Sc. in Neuroscience McGill University, Montreal, QC 2014
B.Sc. (Honors) in Life Sciences Queen’s University, Kingston, ON 2012