I am a Ph.D. candidate in finance at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School (2014-Present). My research interests lie primarily in the areas of corporate finance including corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, innovation, and labor and finance. Prior to joining the program, I was an Asia research analyst and headed Korea research of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) at MSCI (2012-2014). With my team based in Singapore, I produced research and vote recommendations on publicly-traded companies in the region for the largest institutional shareholders worldwide. Before ISS, I majored in asset management at Korea Development Institute’s School of Public Policy and Management (2009-2010) and industrial engineering at Pennsylvania State University (2007-2009) and at Ajou University (2002-2007). While at Ajou, I took two years off to serve in the Republic of Korea’s Marine Corps as an intelligence and communications specialist. I retired as a sergeant.