Jihoo Kim

Jihoo Kim

Los Angeles, CA, USA


Last updated January 23, 2021

One Sentence About Me  

Work hard, play hard

Who I Am  

A Little About Me

I was born in South Korea, but moved to Panama when I was 1. I lived there for a year and eventually moved to Chicago for three months. Afterwards, my family and I resided in New Jersey for 9 years, and I consider Cresskill, NJ as my hometown! In 4th grade, I moved back to Korea for 2 years before flying over to California, my current home. I currently live in Buena Park, CA and I enjoy the Californian weather. However, I can't help but miss the seasonal weather of New Jersey. During my free time, I enjoy graphic designing on my iPad and hiking. I also enjoy learning new languages, and I'm currently learning Latin to enhance my vocabulary, since Latin is the root to English!

Interesting Factoid

My first word was in Spanish because I lived in Panama when I was 1. I said "emma" because I was trying to say "hermana" as I spent the majority of my time with my Panamanian babysitter and older sister.


Languages

English
Korean
Spanish (basic proficiency)

Countries Visited

Map View

Panama
Taiwan
South Korea
Japan
China

What I Do  

Professional Experience

Pace Academy

Math/Chemistry Teacher

Aug 2019 - Mar 2020
I advised 5th and 8th graders in arithmetic functions and pre-algebra, respectively, with 50+ students. I had my own classroom for each grade and were given workbooks in respect to the students' district and school syllabus. I also lectured 40+ 6th graders in preparation for the math portion of the Oxford Academy entrance exam. For 3 months, prior to the AP exam, I reviewed high school students in AP chemistry concepts such as stoichiometry and acid-base equations.

Software Programmer Intern

Jul 2019 - Aug 2019
I aided in multiple version upgrades of database systems such as SAP HANA and ERP modules. Through these projects, I experienced mechanisms in ordered operations, data storage, arithmetic concepts, and algorithms. I also programmed coding projects related to multi-page websites using C++ and JavaScript.
+1 more experience

Professional Interests

Business Development
Finance
Consulting
Tech
Visual Design
Investment Banking
Advertisement
Marketing
Management

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Mental Health
BLM

Volunteer Experience

Irvine/Costa Mesa, CA

Jul 2017 - Jul 2019
Pacific Symphony hosts an annual art program called arts-X-press. I attended this art camp as an upcoming 7th grader, myself, and I decided to become a counselor myself when I became of age. As a counselor, I share experiences in 5 different forms of art in vocals, instrumentals, visuals, performing, and theater with 7 assigned upcoming 7th and 8th graders. We spend 5 days and 4 nights at Concordia University and we're able to use their facilities towards the students' artistic journey. We go on excursions such as the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters and students are able to be enlightened to art-focused careers and lifestyles. The program was created in honor of Cole St. Clair and welcomes students all across Orange County to enhance their interests in their artistic passions.

George Bellis Park Tennis Academy

Buena Park, CA

Jun 2016 - Jun 2019
I managed drills and fitness circuits to bolster athletes’ coordination and performance levels. I also encouraged everyone to cultivate strong work ethic by demonstrating diligence and patience for others. In the summer, I coordinated and assigned tournaments for levels of beginners, intermediates, and advanced athletes. We offered awards for those that participated to encourage everyone to take part in the tournaments.

What Inspires Me  

Favorites  

Hobbies

Collecting plants
Tennis
Graphic Design
Night drives
Reading
Hiking
Urban Exploration

Food & Drinks

Any type of NOODLES
Perrier

Games

Animal Crossing
2048
Sudoku

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

R&B
EDM
Rap
K-rap/R&B

Goldlink
Kanye
ARMNHMR
MitiS
PnB Rock
keshi
Jeremy Zucker
pH-1
Simon Dominic
Colde

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Tennis

Brooklyn Nets

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

Marvel

The Good Place
The Umbrella Academy
You
It's Okay to Not Be Okay
When the Camellia Blooms
The Mindy Project
Community

Mindy Kaling
PARKSEOJUN
Justin Min
Aidan Gallagher

Brands

Nike
Zara
Apple
Lululemon

Bucket List  

Travel the world

I really want to visit Norway and South Africa one day.

Sky diving

I'm afraid of heights, but I would love to tackle this personal fear by doing the absolute most - sky diving.
+1 more item on bucket list

Education  

School

International Relations Global Business

Aug 2020 - Present

Business Administration

Aug 2019 - May 2020

Academic Interests

Design Communication
Global Business
Finance