Young Generation and Professional Forum (YGPF)

Welcome and we appreciate your interest in the Young Generation and Professional Forum (YGPF) at UKC 2017. The YGPF program aims to provide career development and leadership training to industry professionals and young generation students.  This year, we’re going to create a new space for working professionals separate from academia.  This will allow us to bring greater talent with the focus on people with industry careers, but also serve others that the topics will be relevant to across all generations at KSEA.  We will also continue to provide leadership training and mentorship opportunities to the young generation students. YGPF sessions are open to all UKC participants interested in these topics.


Forum Chair
Jim Hyung Lee
GiANT Worldwide

Forum Co-Chair
Benjamin Lee

Forum Co-Chair
Jinhwa Chun
OpenX Technologies

Hailey Bae

Nathan Jung Byun

Young Eun Choi
Sierra Nevada Corp.

Solomon Kang
Tampa Bay Water

Clara Heeweon Kim
UNC, Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Joonseok Lee
Google Research

Younjin Lena Lim
LG Electronics
Time Content Note
8/10 (Thursday)
1:20 – 1:40 PM YGPF Welcoming Session Jim Hyung Lee
1:40 – 3:20 PM YGPF Session I: “Influential leadership” Keynote Speaker: Mike Oppedahl
3:20 – 3:40 PM Coffee Break
3:40 – 5:40 PM YGPF Session II: “Influential leadership” Workshop
5:40 – 6:30 PM Break
6:30 – 9:30 PM UKC Banquet Dinner
8/11 (Friday)
7:00 – 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 – 9:40 AM YGPF Career Speed Talk Session I Presenters
9:40 – 10:00 AM Coffee Break
10:00 – 11:55 AM Plenary Session
12:00 – 1:20 PM Lunch
1:20 – 2:20 PM YGPF Session III: “Workplace Discrimination” Talk Speaker: Marrian S. Chang
2:20 – 3:20 PM YGPF Session IV: “Workplace Discrimination” Workshop
3:20 – 3:40 PM Coffee Break
3:40 – 5:40 PM UKC/YGPF Poster Session, Job Fair Poster list
5:40 – 6:00 PM Break
6:00 – 9:30 PM YGPF Networking Dinner
9:30 – 11:00 PM YGPF Networking Participant paid
8/12 (Saturday)
7:00 – 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 – 9:40 AM YGPF Career Speed Talk Session II Presenters
9:40 – 10:00 AM Coffee Break
10:00 – 11:55 AM Plenary Session
12:00 – 1:20 PM Lunch
1:20 – 2:20 PM YGPF Session V: “Quarter-life crisis” Talk Speaker: Paul Sohn
2:20 – 3:20 PM YGPF Session VI: “Quarter-life crisis” Workshop
3:20 – 3:40 PM Coffee Break
3:40 – 5:20 PM YGPF Session VII: “Immigration Law” Speaker: Gilda O. Karpouzian
5:20 – 5:40 PM YGPF Closing Session
6:00 – 9:30 PM YGPF Offsite Dinner Participant paid
Career Speed Talks

Friday Session

C1-1 Software Engineer in Machine Perception
Joonseok Lee, Google Research
C1-2 Software Developer in Computer Science
Jonathan Kim, CSX Technology
C1-3 Software Engineer in Market Research
Karl Kwon, In4mation Insights
C1-4 Electrical Engineer in Automotive Engineering
Junghee Kim, Empire Electronics
C1-5 Hardware Engineer in Semiconductor Engineering
Edward Hong, Apple Inc.
C1-6 Boost Consultant in Clinical Laboratory / Population Health
Ryan Shin, Epic Systems
C1-7 Registered Dietitian in Nutrition / Dietetics
Jisun Park, Swedish Medical Center
C1-8 District Manager in Pharmacy
Richard Oh, CVS Health
C1-9 Co-Founder in Healthcare IT
Phillip Han, Clockwise.MD
C1-10 Small Business Owner in Food / Hospitality
Annie Choi, Found Coffee | FrankieLucy Bakeshop
C1-11 Senior Clinical Content Specialist in Pharmaceutical Marketing
Sahee Kim, RevHealth

Saturday Session

C2-1 Project Engineer in the Public Sector
Solomon Kang, Tampa Bay Water
C2-2 Jet Engine Designer in Aerospace Engineering
TJ Park, GE Aviation / MIT
C2-3 Structures Engineer in Aerospace Engineering
Brian Min, Scaled Composites LLC
C2-4 Project Engineer in Construction Management
Yun Tae Cha, Taslimi Construction
C2-5 Energy Analyst in Energy Efficiency Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification
Jennifer Shen, ADM Associates
C2-6 Account Manager in Mobile Apps
Joy Lin, OpenX Technologies
C2-7 Senior Associate in Business Valuation
Soo Jung Kim, BDO USA
C2-8 Associate Strategy Officer in Strategy / Philanthropy
Rachel Lee, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
C2-9 Internal Auditor in Audit
Vicky Tao, Caltech
C2-10 Accountant in Assurance
Mahnhee Lee, BDO USA, LLP
C2-11 Human Resources Operations Specialist in HR Management
Christine Yo, Coca-Cola Enterprises
C2-12 Attorney at Law in Civil Litigation and Real Estate Transactions
Ahseon Park, Chae Law Firm PS
Accepted Posters

Presenters: Please see the poster presentation guideline before you leave!

PT-1 Protein Hydration Study Using Dissolution DNP-NMR
Jihyun Kim, Texas A&M University
PT-2 Impact of Increased Pediatric Vancomycin Dosing on the Attainment of Therapeutic Trough Serum Concentration
Seo Young Lee, Rutgers University
PT-3 Heart Development and Regenerative Biology
Chulan Kwon, Johns Hopkins
PT-4 Science, Sports, and Social Support
Jason Kim, Virginia Tech
PT-5 Oriental Medicine Approaches to IBS
Hyeran Hwang, Dongguk University Los Angeles
PT-6 Chronic Disease Management in AV
Eric Oak, High Desert Medical Group
PT-7 So… Where are You Really From? Understanding and Responding to Racial Microaggressions and Bias
Katherine Cho, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information
PT-8 MR-Compatible Needle Tip Force Display Based on Electroactive Polymer
Amy Kyungwon Han, Stanford University
PT-9 Mastermind is NP-Complete
Jeonghyun Jem Kim, Amazon
PT-10 Grid On // Light Off
Kevin Kim, Cooper Union
PT-11 Developing Metacognition of ESL Students: A Case Study of Using a Web-Based Speaking Assessment Tool
Taewoong Kim, The University of Oklahoma
PT-12 Effective Sorting Method for Photographs
Jun Ha Park, Georgia Institute of Technology
PT-13 Data Science in Real World
Ahreum Amy Han, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Inc.
PT-14 Reflection on Early Experience at UARC
Bumsuk Choi, JHU / APL
PT-15 Why We Need Global Goals
Eunyoung Song, Kyung Hee University
PT-16 Unknown Life of a Beauty Pageant
Jasmine Cho, University of Southern California
PT-17 Establishment and Development of KSEA at Emory
Joohee Kang, Emory University
PT-18 The Past, Present, and Future of KSEA Seattle YG
Jisun Park, Swedish Medical Center
Invited Speakers
Mike Oppedahl, Managing Partner, GiANT Worldwide
Mike Oppedahl cut his teeth as an engineer at Honeywell Aerospace developing software for US Air Force fighter jets and leading large retrofit programs for the US Army. After leaving Honeywell, he worked for a New Mexico health care startup that would nearly double in size over the next 4 years. He is passionate about promoting healthy leadership culture internally at GiANT Worldwide, where he currently serves as Managing Partner, as well as externally in the businesses of the clients he serves.
Marrian S. Chang, Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins
Marrian has defended employers against claims of discrimination and harassment based on disability, race, age, gender, national origin, and other protected classes. She received her J.D. from the University of Southern California. Marrian also served as President and Executive Officer of Korean American Bar Association of Southern California.
Paul Sohn, Founder & CEO, QARA
Paul Sohn is a leadership coach, best-selling author and speaker. Formerly employed by both a Fortune 50 company and a Top 100 Great Place to Work Company, Paul is the founder of QARA. QARA equips, inspires, and empowers twenty-somethings to discover their God-given identity and calling. We unleash twenty-somethings to reach their full potential. Paul is a best-selling author of “Quarter-Life Calling: Finding Your God-Given Purpose in Your Twenties.” Paul was named one of the Top 33 under 33 Christian Millennials to Follow by Christianity Today.
Gilda O. Karpouzian, Attorney, Law Office Of Gilda O. Karpouzian
The Law Office of Gilda O. Karpouzian is a vibrant and dynamic law firm located in Annapolis, Maryland. She represents her clients in the areas of Immigration, Immigration litigation, and Domestic litigation. Admitted to practice law in Maryland, D.C., and United States District Court for the District of Maryland, she is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Maryland Bar Association, and the Anne Arundel County Bar Association. Voted as leading lawyer by her peers for multiple years, she is married to a true “Rocket Scientist”, and has two adult children.
Paper Topics

Share your career or leadership experiences. Please use the separate YGPF paper submission template for career or leadership topics provide in the submission page. Technical or academic papers should be submitted to their relevant symposia using the standard UKC paper template.  All presentations will be poster presentations unless notified otherwise.

Suggested Career topics include a day in the life of your career, entrepreneurship experiences, reflection on career experiences, a recent research endeavor, a review of emerging technology or research area, an overview of state-of-the-art research techniques, and ins-and-outs of business school.

Suggested Leadership topics include management experiences, personal leadership experiences, building a successful campus organization, and running a KSEA YG group.

Travel Support for Students, Post-Docs and Early Career Professionals

We are happy to support for selected students, postdocs, and early career professionals to attend UKC with the Travel Award. Awardees are not required to attend all YGPF sessions and may submit a paper to any symposium of their interest. Please see travel support page for more details.

Please email us at yg@ksea.org for any questions regarding YGPF.