I was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. I spent several years in the UK and the US to study philosophy and broaden my perspective. The relationships with my brilliant friends and mentors with various backgrounds have been tremendous assets for my study and life.
When I am not doing research, I spend most of my time with my family: my lovely wife and kids. For me, they are the source of happiness and the inspiration for philosophical research.
Here is how I stumbled upon philosophy. (cartoon by my sister, Yoojin Um a.k.a. punj_toon)