Home Region

Los Angeles, CA

Undergrad Education

Stanford University

Previous Experience

AngelList, SAP, Girl Possible

HBS Activities

Entrepreneurship Club, Asian American Business Association, Section B Career Rep

“I wanted to step back and define what “great leadership” looks like to me.”

Why did you choose this path at this point in time?

I wanted to take time to step back and define what “great leadership” looks like to me. At HBS, I witness various forms of leadership through cases, conversations, clubs, and projects every day, helping me discover what leadership style resonates with me.

Coming to HBS is like…

Being at the world’s best test kitchen. I feel like I’m constantly tasting new flavors and experimenting with new recipes. Before HBS, I had minimal exposure to various industries and certain subjects, and now I am challenged to master new skills, take risks, and stretch my ambitions.

Being part of the HBS community is like…

Playing on a giant sports team, where your teammates are also your cheerleaders and coaches.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A race car driver! The mix of technique, thrill, and focus was exciting to me. I remember dressing up in a track suit and bringing my dad’s motorcycle helmet to school for Halloween. Don’t worry though, I’m a safe and tame driver on the roads of Cambridge today.

What is your favorite childhood memory?

When I was seven years old, my mom and I worked out a deal that if I won a big piano competition, I could get a dog. Given my competitive nature and love for dogs, I was determined to win. And so that’s how we got Chopin, our little Yorkie, which I named after the composer of the piece I played.

Who is one person from your life that you admire the most today?

My grandma—she had consistent belief in my ambitions and ability but always reminded me to find balance and joy in anything I pursue. Even though she is not with us anymore, her love and support are still with me every day at HBS.

What’s the best thing about your hometown?

This might be a hot take to some, but I believe that Southern California is home to the best food in the country, especially Korean food. I inherited being a foodie from my dad, and even after visiting 35+ states, I still think that LA is the mecca for foodies.