Soojin is from Gainesville, Virginia and graduated from the University of Virginia. Her passion for protecting human rights and addressing systemic issues led her to the Federal Trade Commission after graduation. At the FTC, she worked as a litigation paralegal on consumer protection cases and learned about algorithmic bias, dark patterns, data breaches, and other intersections between technology and society.
In law school, she took administrative law and privacy law in 1L spring and spent her 1L summer at the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington D.C. Her 2L year, she was the President of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, a founding member of the Internet, Tech, and Society Collective, and an associate editor for the Journal of Law and Social Change and The Regulatory Review. For her 2L summer, she was at Hogan Lovells in Washington D.C. where she received a diversity scholarship and worked with the privacy and cybersecurity group. As a 3L, she is the Editor-in-Chief of The Regulatory Review and an extern at the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
After law school, she plans to sharpen skills in legal advocacy, while maintaining a pro bono practice in areas such as immigration, disability, habeas, and reproductive rights. Eventually, she hopes to return to the federal government to work full-time on behalf of the public interest. Outside of school, she likes to attend church and spend time with friends over food, drinks, movies, museums, and bookstores.
As an E&I fellow, Soojin hopes to facilitate a space that provides a unique opportunity to discuss race and the law, the law school experience, and the legal profession. She hopes to facilitate reflection and connection among Penn Law students while recognizing the diversity and intersectionality of everyone’s experiences, and everyone’s power to advance equity and inclusion.