Life Since Korea

So…it’s been a while. 

After finishing my Fulbright, I felt that I didn’t have much to share on this blog. But since the world is grappling with a pandemic and everyone is forced to stay inside, I figured there’s no time like the present to get this up and running again. Here’s what I’ve been up to since I stopped writing in July 2016.

For the past four years, I’ve lived in Hoboken, New Jersey and worked across the river in NYC. Professionally, my career has continued in the education industry, but in a series of unexpected ways. Immediately after Fulbright, I worked as a marketing/proposal writer for an architecture firm, specializing in education projects (mostly renovations or new construction for schools). Then I transitioned to a marketing role in the continuing education division of a university, where I worked for two years. Now I am a marketing manager for an edtech startup that publishes daily news for children. I may not be at the front of a classroom myself anymore, but I am so grateful that my Fulbright experience inspired me to remain involved in education.

I’ve also continued my relationship with Reach the World through a combination of volunteer and freelance work. I’ve sourced auction items for their annual gala event, and I’ve been a staff editor for current Fulbrighters and Gilman Scholars writing their own travel blogs. I love their mission of globalizing education, especially for underserved communities, and I’ve appreciated the opportunity to be involved in so many different ways. 

Even if I didn’t keep up with this blog, I’m still a writer. For the past few years, I shifted more of my focus to freelance work, especially for companies related to edtech and career development. I took a few journalism classes at Gotham Writers and The New School, but I’ve been fairly quiet about my personal writing. I’d like to get back into the habit of writing for a blog.

Four years out, I don’t suppose I’ll be writing about teaching in Korea anymore. But I would like to use this as a space to share other thoughts and ideas related to education, writing, and life in general.


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