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I am a sociologist and demographer investigating how both family and group-level determinants and processes contribute to population-level social inequality. My research focuses on: racial disparities in the family safety net, aging and intergenerational support, and immigrant kin networks.

I am currently the Sloan Postdoctoral Fellow on Aging and Work at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. I received my doctorate in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2019.

I have published in Population and Development Review, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, and The Gerontologist. My work has received media attention from outlets such as the New York Times.

As a second-generation Korean American of working-class immigrants, I am a proud graduate of the New York City public school system. These personal experiences inform my approaches to teaching and mentoring.