Ph.D. candidate, woman in STEM, hobbyist photographer, coffee-lover, bookworm, solo traveler, and feminist
A fourth-year astronomy graduate student in Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University. As I have a huge interest in the structure formation and chemical evolution of the Milky Way, I have been working with Dr. Sebastien Lépine to study the kinematics of low-mass stars and their remnants in the local Galactic halo using Gaia Data Release 2. I'm also a ASTR 1010/1020 lab instructor. I love having a cup of coffee, walking in the afternoon, reading a book beneath the sunlight, having a short trip, and taking photos of urban landscape.

• Ph.D. candidate in Astronomy, Georgia State University, USA, 2016 - Current
• M.S. in Physics, Georgia State University, USA, 2019
• M.S. in Science Education, Ewha Womans University, South Korea, 2015
• B.S. in Earth Science Education / Science Education, Ewha Womans University, South Korea, 2013

→ Curriculum Vitae (in PDF; Updated April 21, 2020)

Research Interests
• The kinematics and chemical properties of low-mass stars and their remnants in the local Galactic halo
• Structure formation and chemical evolution history of the Milky Way

Current Studies (Advisor: Sebastien Lépine)
• The kinematics of K and M dwarfs with extreme kinematics in the local Galactic disk and local halo from Gaia DR2
• A catalogue of the halo white dwarf candidates in Gaia DR2

• "Spectroscopic Survey of G and K Dwarfs in the Hipparcos Catalog. I. Comparison between the Hipparcos and Photometric Parallaxes", Kim, Bokyoung; An, Deokkeun; Stauffer, John R.; Lee, Young Sun; Terndrup, Donald M.; Johnson, Jennifer A., 2016, ApJS, 222, 19


Useful Websites for Students
GSU Astronomy Lab Website
Join us for public open house events at Hard Labor Creek Observatory (HLCO)!
The Evening Sky Map provided by Skymaps.com
Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) serviced by NASA
Solar System Exploration, NASA Science
NASA/JPL Desktop/Mobile Applications


Hobbyist Photographer
• Camera: Nikon D5500
• Lenses: Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4, Nikkor 20mm f/2.8
• Editing software: Adobe Lightroom, Affinity Photo
• Photo Portfolio: