I am an educational psychologist who has a passion for helping learners and teachers through my research and teaching. I am currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education at Michigan State University.
I am working with Dr. Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia after completing my Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology at Michigan State University under the supervision of Dr. Cary Roseth. My master's degree in Educational Psychology was received from Seoul National University in South Korea and my B.A. in education and Korean literature and language was received from Yonsei University in South Korea.
My research interests focus on the impacts of different personal and contextual factors on students’ motivation, engagement, and academic achievement. I am especially interested in how the actual or implied presence of others (e.g., peers in classroom) influences students’ motivation to learn.