hi, it's nice to meet you. I'm Ann. I write about the Korean Peninsula, women, community culture, and international innovation.

I've reported on the ground from sub-Saharan Africa on fellowships from the International Women's Media Foundation and the International Reporting Project, as well as from across the United States, Europe, Peru, and my birthplace, South Korea.

In my work, I like to explore cultural identities as they intersect with issues like social justice, politics, public space, migration, and local innovation. I've written for The New York Times, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Public Radio International, the BBC, and other publications. I'm HEFAT-certified.

I live in Seoul and Brooklyn. My heart remains in Wisconsin, where I grew up and where all the best cheese is.