Director of Policy and Government Relations AASHTO | American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning | University of Virginia
Master of Governmental Administration | University of Pennsylvania
Years of Professional Experience | 21
Current City | Washington, DC
Hometown | Seoul, South Korea
Favorite Mode of Transportation | Rollerblading
Interests & Hobbies | Hockey, Travel
Fun Fact | Pulled the fire alarm as a 10 year old on my first day in the U.S. from South Korea (Didn’t know English and the handle looked very enticing)
Please describe your current role within the transportation industry/community.
Providing the collective voice of state departments of transportation on key federal policy discussions with Congress and the Administration
How did you get started in your career and what led you to your current role?
Doodled highway interchanges as a kid, wanted to work for FHWA, and started there as an intern in college
What motivates you as a person and as a professional?
Building strong personal relationships built on decency and trust in order to get good public policy done
What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
No day is the same – There are so many interesting transportation policy issues to consider and make a meaningful impact on