Ken is all the way from South Korea and has brought the joy of dance to our HQ office. When he’s not dancing, he’s working on LiNK’s resettlement process for North Korean refugees.
Q: What is your name and age?
Ken (Chiwoo) Choi / 22
Q: Where are you from?
Incheon, South Korea.
Q: Where do you go to school?
Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
Q: What are you studying and why?
Psychology-concentrated in Counseling/ I would like to become a professional counselor in the future and help North Koreans with counseling. Counseling is one of the most needed for North Korean refugees. However, most refugees are not able to afford expensive counseling sessions. When I become a licensed counselor, I would like to offer free counseling services for them.
Q: What is the most interesting fact about you?
I love breakdancing. I have been dancing for about 3 years. If that is not interesting enough… One time, I kicked a baby (unintentionally) while I was dancing.
Q: Why did you decide to intern with LiNK?
I would like to learn specific skills and ways to have direct impact on North Korean refugees. I hope to contribute my effort to make a difference in the lives of North Koreans.
Q: What is your job title?
Liberty House Intern
Q: What are your specific responsibilities at LiNK? Why are they important?
I am currently working on creating a welcome to U.S. guide for our clients. There has been no single guide for refugees that is in Korean language. I am writing on basic life skills such as using bank services, going to the restaurant, store, pumping gas and so on. Also I get to film demonstration videos with the help of other interns!
Q: If you had five minutes with Kim Jong-un, what would you talk about?
If I have five minutes to talk with Kim Jung-Un, I will try to pursuade him to learn breakdancing. Maybe I will even show him some of my moves. I am sure he is going to want to hang out with me more often.