hello, it's nice to meet you. My name is Ann. I write about 

international development, marginalized communities, 

and identity.


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 Europe, Peru, and my birthplace, Korea.

In my work, I like to explore national, ethnic, and cultural identities as they intersect with issues like politics, public space, migration, and social innovation. I've written for The Guardian, Quartz, CityLab, the BBC, and other publications.

I live in Brooklyn, where I'm always on the hunt for coffee, Korean food, and the perfect workspace. My heart remains in Wisconsin, where I grew up and where all the best cheese is.