Aerial photograph of the Immaculate Conception Chapel


I was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, until my family immigrated to California in 2005 and became U.S. citizens last year. I came to the University of Dayton with the goals of becoming fluent in English and fully integrated into U.S. society. I am a biology major, planning to pursue an M.D./Ph.D. I am also a certified clinical medical assistant, aspiring to become a surgeon and biomedical researcher.

I have been very active in the UD community. I have worked part time at Roesch Library and as a private AP chemistry tutor. As a member of Beta Beta Beta, the National Biological Honor Society, I provided free math and chemistry tutoring and mentoring on a weekly basis to first-generation college-bound students at the Dayton Early College Academy (DECA). I have also volunteered within campus ministry as a Mass coordinator, altar server and eucharistic minister. Additionally, I have worked as an undergraduate researcher under Professor Madhuri Kango-Singh in the biology department, doing research in the genetics lab. I started working in the Dayton community as a River Steward and a member of the UD Rescue Squad. I have been trained as an emergency medical technician, an important step toward becoming a surgeon.

With scholarship support, you have lightened my financial burden, which allows me to focus on academics. I thank you for your confidence and willingness to help me achieve my goals. Your generosity has inspired me to give back to the community by helping others. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me.