Erica Chung received her B.A. cum laude from Cornell University, majoring in English Literature with a concentration in Creative Writing. It was at Cornell that she first became interested in the translation of Korean literature, working under the guidance of Michael Shin to translate parts of Yi Chong-jun’s Seopyonje. Since then she has worked as a public health professional, educator, and freelance editor in a wide variety of contexts and countries, including South Korea, the US and India. Erica currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.