When South Korea faced a IMF crisis in November 1997, Leah’s parents decided to immigrate to the U.S. in 1998 in search of a better life for her family. Leah is very grateful that she immigrated to the U.S. and for all the opportunities in the U.S. Because of Leah’s experience as an immigrant, she can relate to other immigrants’ difficulties and wants to at least help other immigrants set afoot in the U.S., hoping that they achieve their American dream.
In addition to Leah’s dedication in her legal career protecting immigrants with empathy and sympathy, Leah developed an interest in serving the Hispanic community when she volunteered at the orphanage in Acapulco, Mexico. She thought that those children could have lived in the U.S. with more opportunities.
She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Michigan State University in 2010. Thereafter, she obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth School of Law in 2015.
She is licensed to practice law in California.
Leah’s specialty in law is immigration, including family-based petitions and removal defense.
In her free time, she enjoys watching 360-degree videos on her VR headset. In addition, she goes to the gym, listens to pop, r&b, and k-pop, studies Spanish and Immigration law, and spends quality time with her husband.
- Political Science – Michigan State University (Graduated in 2010)
- Juris Doctorate – University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth School of Law (Graduated in 2015)
- State Bar of California