Se-Woong Koo, co-founder and publisher:

Se-Woong earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University and taught at Asian University for Women, Ewha Women’s University and Yale University. His writings have appeared in the New York TimesForeign Policy and Inside Higher Ed. He is a frequent contributor to the BBC World Service.

Haeryun Kang, managing editor:

Haeryun is a journalist based in Seoul. Formerly she worked for the Seoul bureau at National Public Radio (NPR) and contributed to Radiolab’s stories on K-pop and badminton. She also wrote for TBS eFM’s Primetime, creating a live weekly segment called “News in Retrospect.” She has a bachelor’s degree in German Studies from Macalester College.


Jun Michael Park, photo editor:

Jun is an award-winning freelance photojournalist based in Seoul. He is a regular contributor to the Washington Post, and his works have appeared in prominent European publications including the Guardian Weekend Magazine and Stern. Jun is represented by laif Agency in Germany.

Ben Jackson, environment editor:

Ben studied languages at the undergraduate level and has an MA in Korean Literature from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. An experienced translator who is fluent in Korean and French, Ben formerly worked for Seoul Magazine.

Steven Borowiec, politics editor:

Steven has written for the Guardian, Time Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Al Jazeera and elsewhere. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto, an editor at the Hankyoreh newspaper and a commentator on broadcast networks including the BBC, National Public Radio and CBC.

Daniel Corks, human rights editor:

Daniel graduated from University of Waterloo and Sogang University, with degrees in mathematics and applied linguistics. He is currently an assistant professor at Dongshin University in Naju, South Korea. He volunteers as a research fellow at Korea Human Rights Foundation and was the managing editor of South Korea Human Rights Monitor before joining Korea Exposé.

Seohoi Park, intern:

Seohoi is an intern at Korea Exposé and a senior undergrad at Yonsei Underwood International College, studying political science and international relations.

Jieun Choi, intern:

Jieun grabs every chance to ask ‘why’ and writes about it both in English and Korean on her Medium @jieunchoi. She has worked in the art industry and startups in Hong Kong and Australia.