Freelance Science Journalist, Jan 2016 - present

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

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

Honors and Awards

Queen’s University Excellence Scholarship, 2007
Ontario Association of Medical Laboratories Award, 2007