I am a researcher, educator, engineer, and designer.
I am currently an assistant professor of Library and Information Science at the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). I received my Ph.D. from Learning, Design, and Technology program at The Pennsylvania State University.
My scholarly goal is to broaden and support children’s engineering learning opportunities by transforming rural libraries and family interactions as facilitators for tech-supported maker experiences. I employ qualitative research methods to investigate learning processes in authentic contexts and examine factors within rural libraries and home environments that influence making and learning.
Previously, I worked as a project manager to design and develop smartphones at LG Electronics.
My educational background includes B.S. in Industrial Design from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) and M.S. in Strategic Product Design, Industrial Design Engineering from TU Delft (Delft University of Technology).