Part of VOA's Korean Service, Jenny covers everything about North Korea -- from the country's nuclear and missile programs, to human rights issues, and to international sanctions. She mostly writes web stories based on interviews with North Korea experts.
Jenny received her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University. During her time at Medill, she pursued a plethora of hard-hitting story ideas in Chicago and Washington, D.C., from North Korean encampments to Syrian refugees seeking asylum to profiles of African-American and HIV positive transgender woman.
As a news assistant/stringer producer at the Associated Press, Jenny collaborated on covering breaking news in South Korea. Her key responsibilities included assisting cameramen, interviewing, writing shot-lists and monitoring KRT, North Korea's only broadcast channel. Occasionally, she wrote snappy storylines and edited videos.
Here are some of many stories she covered: (Source: AP Archive)
As a communications intern at the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea, she was responsible for updating its website using HTML, proofreading content for its publications and researching and presenting findings on current issues related to international business. She wrote three event stories for 2013 3Q Journal.
Jenny was an intern in the beauty editorial department of Cosmopolitan Korea, where she worked on a variety of tasks including compiling photos, managing sponsors, assisting editors with photoshoots, interviewing celebrities, models and makeup artists and writing advertorials.
During the two semesters at California State University Long Beach, Jenny worked as a staff writer for the school's publication, the Daily 49er. She covered stories on school policies, events and education.