I’ve always had a great interest in all aspects of language. Everything from grammatical structure, to linguistic history, to how the brain interprets and creates language is absolutely intriguing to me. I took French for four years in high school, dabbled in Sanskrit, Hindi, Italian, and Japanese. But my greatest and most enjoyable hobby is self-studying Korean. I have studied Korean for 5 years and have maintained a blog for almost as long. I also do (very amateur) Korean-English translations of songs and passages from novels; you can find a portfolio of my translations here.
Up until the spring of 2014, I was a PhD student in the Immunology Program and Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology at Stanford University, with 6+ years of basic science research; then I left with my Master's degree. Three years into the graduate program, I realized I love science but have no desire to be an academic. I spent a year trying a number of different things, from managing the Immunology program website to working at a startup. I used to be a grant writer and administrator for a translational genomics lab in the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford School of Medicine.
I held three workshops per week, reviewed lecture concepts, reviewed practice problems, wrote review guides, and provided supplemental material to solidify chemistry concepts.