Jina has a background in architecture and currently pursues a Masters of Science in Human Environment Relations (HER) with a concentration in Environmental Psychology. She is interested in investigating how design research can support design practices, thereby creating an environment conducive to human behavior and health.
Prior to beginning graduate study at Cornell, she participated in numerous architectural design and exhibition projects in Seoul, Korea. She worked at Mass Studies as an architectural designer and in exhibition teams, including Korean Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale (Winner of the Golden Lion for the best pavilion) and “Before/After: Mass Studies Does Architecture.” After she designed an office building in Naju, Korea as an independent architect in 2016, she worked at Seoul Design Foundation as an exhibition project manager for the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017.
- M.S. in Human Environment Relations (concentration: Environmental Psychology), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US (Expected completion 2021)
- Bachelor of Architecture, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (Feb 2014)