Julie is a first-generation Korean American from South Florida and a former intern with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (APAC). After her internship ended, she returned as a contractor to help finish building 30 Learning Labs in connection with We Are Here: 30 Inspiring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Have Shaped the United States by Naomi Hirahara, illustrated by Illi Ferandez. Before the internship, she spent her days working in a public library, instructing computer classes, designing 3D prints, and leading STEM-themed arts and crafts programs. Her interests include coding, video gaming, knitting, crocheting, and binge watching streams with her husband.
The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s new middle-grade anthology dives into stories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who shaped the United States