- unafraid (what to be afraid of?)
- enthusiastically calm
- quiet but loud (you know when I am loud )
- a big beer fan
- self-claimed Korean American (you’ll see why later)
I am NOT…
- legal immigrant (yeah I know and I admit that fact)
- crazy (depends on your definition of being crazy)
- a person with a good sense of humor (I want to be like those people someday)
- North Korean
- Korean American (just because I am not officially an American)
I am a “paperless-undocumented-but-enthusiastically-passionate-self-identified” Korean American from the Garden State of America. I am also a senior student in Cornell University, majoring Information Science, System and Technology with Management Science concentration.
I grew up as a New-Jerseyite ever since my family immigrated to New Jersey from the Republic of Korea back in 2001. I finished my middle school and high school in Princeton Junction, New Jersey and came to Cornell after 2 years in Mercer County Community College.
Being an undocumented immigrant has been one of biggest challenges that I have faced, but I was never discouraged by it. I would say… it’s a little distracting sometimes, especially whenever it comes to do something with government related work such as filing the FAFSA application or getting a driver’s license. But you know what? My status can slow me down a bit, but it can never stop me.