I got into this field because of my personal experience navigating my identity as a child of Asian (Korean and Japanese) immigrants. I was constantly juggling the culture and expectations of my home life and those of my outside world. I thought I was the only one who experienced this because no one around me talked about it. When I saw how this connected to mental health and social justice issues in my community, I knew I wanted to do something to help. This led me to study and train in social work, mental health, and psychotherapy in a wide range of settings including community mental health clinics, crisis intervention programs, and inpatient hospital units. My professional experience has allowed me to work with people from a broad range of backgrounds and life experiences in New York City and the surrounding areas.