I currently manage two daily newsletters: "Quote of the Day" and "Plausibly Exogenous."

Quote of the Day (since 2015)

: During my internship in Mumbai in 2015, I started a daily email that shares excerpts from an article that I've read. What began as a fun office interaction evolved into one of my daily joys that allows me to explore diverse subjects.

Plausibly Exogenous (since 2020)

: I run a newsletter called plausibly exogenous where I send out a daily email containing a source of plausibly exogenous variation used in the economics literature. You can view the cumulative list here.

Community Service

I strongly believe in the importance of giving back, especially to those that have played a crucial role in shaping my personal growth.

Chicago Booth Standing Committee on PhD Climate

In winter 2019, Chicago Booth created a Standing Committee on PhD Climate in the hopes of taking proactive steps to improve the environment within the community. I served as one of the four student members of the inaugural committee and worked with NORC to create a survey designed to assess and evaluate the general climate in the PhD program.

UChicago Economics Political Economy Club (PEC)

: I worked as one of the organizers for the Political Economy Club (PEC), an organization run for and by graduate students in the Department of Economics.


: During my undergrad years at Penn, I co-founded the Korea-Penn Engineers & Scientists Association to expand the Korean engineering/sciences community to encompass undergraduate / graduate students, researchers, faculty, and alumni

Fine Arts

I have dabbled in classical piano since I was 7. Besides music, I also enjoy (re)visiting Edward Hopper at The Art Institute of Chicago, documenting the daily lives of squirrels, and reading articles from Longreads, Paul Graham's essays, and The New Yorker. My favorite fiction writers are Jorge Luis Borges and Paul Auster.

Select Performances & Recordings
  • Prelude & Fugue in C# Major, BWV 848 (J. S. Bach) [link]
  • Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 'Appassionata', 3rd Movement (L. v. Beethoven) [link]
  • Pour le Piano, L. 95, Prelude (C. Debussy) [link]
  • Fantasia in F Minor for Piano Four Hands, D. 940 (F. Schubert) [link]
  • Sonata in C Major for Piano Four Hands, K. 521 (W. A. Mozart) [link]
Penn College House Undergraduate Music Fellow

: Together with a violinist, I organized a concert in which we explored the interplay of cinema and music.

  • Shostakovich: The Gadfly Suite (from The Gadfly / 1955) [link]
  • Carlos Gardel / Alfredo Le Pera: Por Una Cabeza (from Scent of a Woman / 1992) [link]
  • John Williams: Schindler’s List Theme (from Schindler’s List / 1993) [link]
  • Joe Hisaishi: Merry-Go-Round of Life (from Howl's Moving Castle / 2004) [link]
  • Saint Saens: Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso Op.28 (our suggestion for future films) [link]
Campus Representative for The Philadelphia Orchestra

: I promoted eZseatU (membership program for college students) and the orchestra to students at Penn, representing at orientation events and aiding with media campaigns.


: In 2014, I created an Instagram account for squirrels at University of Pennsylvania: @upennsquirrels. I still manage it to this day.


I have been an avid Arsenal FC fan since 2006, and I play soccer regularly as a fullback and as a defensive midfielder. I am also a certified Level 5 Soccer Referee (Korea Footall Association), authorized to officiate in various amateur and youth professional soccer games.

Effect of Arsene Wenger’s Tenure on Arsenal Football Club’s Brand Image

For Wharton's Marketing 101 final project., I wrote about the role of Arsene Wenger and his legacy for Arsenal.