Woojoo Kim received a MA from the University of Washington in 2012, specializing in Political Science and International Relations. She was offered a teaching assistantship to teach Korean at the University of Washington in 2010 where she received the award of Distinguished Teaching Assistant. She is currently a lecturer in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Southern California. Before that, she was a lecturer at the University of Oregon, University of Washington, and University of Michigan, where she taught all levels of Korean. Her research interests are language pedagogy, second language acquisition, and language culture.