Katheryn Se Hyen Lee


Katheryn Se Hyen Lee

About Katheryn Se Hyen Lee

Katheryn Se Hyen Lee is a sophomore, pursuing a double major in Political Science and Chinese. She is interested in political and security dynamics of Northeast Asia. Born in South Korea, she is particularly fascinated by the foreign policies of major powers vis-à-vis the Korean Peninsula and its possible reunification. In the summer of 2013, such interest has led her to intern in the Korean office of German Hanns-Seidel Foundation where she learned more about the German experience of unification and its border region projects. In her spare time, she enjoys watching Spanish soccer league, traveling, and sending handwritten letters to her friends.


College students waiting at a job fair in Tokyo

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