About me

I am a scholar in residence in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver and a Master’s student in Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder

I received a PhD in public administration and policy from Florida State University in 2019 and an MA in public administration from Seoul National University in 2014.

Curriculum Vitae


My research focuses on collective action and renewable energy. My work has appeared in Energy Policy, Policy Studies Journal, Policy & Politics, and Journal of Environment & Development. My publications are available under Research.

I am currently interested in measuring public sentiment toward solar energy and the diffusion of solar photovoltaic system using a Robustly Optimized BERT Pre-training Approach (RoBERTa) and Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs).

Google Scholar


I teach research methods, statistics, evidence-based policymaking, policy process, and policy analysis for Master of Public Administration (MPA) students. My syllabi and course materials are available under Teaching.

For fun

When I am not in the office, I go to the Denver Performing Arts Center and Denver Nuggets and Colorado Rockies games. I like to do yoga, read, play the piano, and cook.


April 2020 | Presented the ICA paper