When did you know you wanted to be an architect?
I always wanted to do something that was related to art. Originally, I got into graphic design and marketing, but my parents wanted me to do something more practical, like business (I’m great at math!). I hated it, so switched majors after my first semester in college and went into the architecture program. Architecture is a great way to combine art and design with math and numbers!
Where are you from?
I was born in Seoul, South Korea but my family immigrated to the United States when I was 8 months old. I grew up in D.C. and here I am now! Korean is still my first language though!
Do you have any hidden talents?
I figure skated for over 10 years.
What’s one accomplishment you’re most proud of?
I auditioned for MasterChef and made it past 2 out of the 4 interview rounds! The chef rating my dish was impressed!
What’s the most unusual item in your desk drawer?
There is a huge lens that comes apart into multiple pieces that got handed down to me from a fellow Mancini employee.
What is the one piece of technology you are most thankful for?
Headphones—it’s a great way to escape or add background music to everyday life.