Where do you work?
Retired from Ford Motor Company, Information Technology
When did you serve in the Peace Corps?
Where did you serve (which country/countries)?
What were your main responsibilities as a volunteer?
Teaching English as a Foreign Language; developing workshops for Korean English teachers
Is there a specific person (or persons) who made a strong impression on you during that time?
My co-teacher, Mr. Jeong and high school teacher Mr. Kang
What was one of the most memorable moments you had as a volunteer?
I developed a reputation for "happy teaching" that became wildly popular, in contrast to the rote and repetition method typical at my Korean school.
In what ways did your Peace Corps experience affect your life and/or career decisions?
love to meet people from different cultures, although I am partial to Koreans. I was amazed how many Americans wanted to hear about my experiences overseas.
In what ways did your U-M education, both inside and outside the classroom, prepare you for your Peace Corps experience?
UofM opened my mind to other cultures and learning to respect diverse points of view.
What advice would you give to others who are contemplating going into the Peace Corps?
You will receive more than you give.
What is the value gained from the Peace Corps experience?
It is like having a second family and hometown.