Atlanta Regional Commission

9 mos


The Atlanta Regional Commission is the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency for the 10-county Atlanta region.

Senior Data Analyst
Full time, Research & Data Analytics Team

November 2019 – Present   |   1 mos


• Data Development

• Blog posting at Neighborhood Nexus blog 33 N

GIS Developer / Analyst
Full time, Research & Data Analytics Team

May 2019 – November 2019   |   6 mos


• Assisted in the development and implementation of revised Census data (ACS 2013-2017)  processing and publication methodology 

• Developed R and Python scripts to automate the Census data processing; Based on the custom Census data processing script, created six ArcGIS Custom tools using Python to enable adoption by all GIS users across Center.

• Prepared metadata for all Census indicators

• Created an ArcGIS geoprocessing tool using Python to process GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification) feeds from text format to spatial data.

• Presentation to Research & Data Analytics team on the usefulness of Python

• Publishing a blog post in 33N blog [STEM degrees in the 10-County Metro], Contents creation, data analysis, and chart design. Link

Part-time, Research & Data Analytics Team

December 2018 – May 2019   |   5 mos


• Assist in ARC Geospatial Data Library Management in Esri ArcSDE 

• Developed a Python script to automate ArcSDE maintenance routines 

GIS Intern
Georgia State University

1 yr 10 mos


Georgia State University is a public research university in Atlanta, Georgia. 



Graduate Research Assistant

January 2018 – May 2019   |   1yr 5 mos


• Masters level Graduate Research Associate (GRA) on NSF Awarded Project [Understanding the Role of Moisture Transport in Rainfall Variability and Agricultural Decision Making], NSF #1740201

• Lead data management and integration from multiple climatic variables and pressure levels using GIS, Python, and R to extract atmospheric circulation patterns associated with rainfall

• Batch download climate data using API through Python

• Poster presentation

         - Sung, H.S., and J.Diem. 2019. Rainfall Variability in Western Uganda. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting 2019, April 4, Washington D.C.

         - Sung, H.S., and J.Diem. 2018. Rainfall Variability in Western Uganda. Scientific Computing Day, October 26, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia


Graduate Teaching Assistant

August 2017 – December 2018   |   5 mos


• Lab instructor of a "Weather and Climate" class, a course for Undergraduates.

• Review class materials, the climate-literacy lab exercises were developed by a faculty at Georgia State University with funding from NASA as part of a NICE (NASA Innovations in Climate Education) project.

WWF-Korea, World Wildlife Fund for Nature

3 yrs


The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1961, working in the field of wilderness preservation, and the reduction of human impact on the environment.



Programme Officer
Full time, Policy & Advocacy

April 2014 – December 2016   |   2 yrs 9 mos

• Researcher, “Korea Ecological Footprint Report 2016, Seoul: WWF-Korea” Link

• Author, ‘Our Future: Sustainable Development Goals, 2016, Seoul: WWF-Korea’ Link

• Attended the United Nations Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals Open Working Group and Economic and Social Council High-Level Political Forum on behalf of WWF Asia Offices at United Nations Headquarters, New York

• Coordinating report release and event for 'Living Planet Report 2014' Korean version Link

​• The first employee of WWF-Korea



February 2014 – April 2014   |   3 mos


• WWF-Korea Office launching preparation

Seoul National University

12 mos


Seoul National University is a national research university located in Seoul, South Korea. Founded in 1946, Seoul National University is considered to be the most prestigious university in the country.



Graduate Research Assistant

July 2012 – June 2013   |   12 mos

• Researcher, Campus Master Plan Project Link

• Researcher, Sea Level Rise Adapting Landscape Project Link

Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT)

6 mos


KICT is a national research institute in South Korea. KICT contributes to the development of the Korean construction industry, improves quality of life standards, furthers national economic growth and improves social welfare. We promote original technology in the fields of land, infrastructure, and construction.



Research Assistant
Department of Eco-friendly Building Engineering and Sustainable City

December 2010 – May 2011   |   6 mos

• Researched on solar panel effectiveness in the Republic of Korea and 3D Max modeling of installation of solar panel

Rainfall characteristics and trends - and the role of Congo westerlies - in the western Uganda transition zone of equatorial Africa from 1983 to 2017​

Published in 2019


This journal was developed from the master thesis [Rainfall in an Equatorial Africa Transition Zone: Examining Rainy-Season Characteristics and Trends in Western Uganda]. This article is a part of the NSF Awarded Project (NSF #1740201)

• Journal: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres

Peer-reviewed paper; Article DOI: 10.1029/2019JD031243

Second Author

• Collecting, processing, and analyzing the rainfall data

Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
Master’s in Sciences (MS)
Geography, Geosciences, College of Arts and Sciences

May 2019


• The most outstanding graduates in Geography, Geosciences (GPA: 4.1/4.3)

• Focused on Statistics, GIS, and Computer Sciences Classes

• Thesis: Rainfall in an Equatorial Africa Transition Zone: Examining Rainy-Season Characteristics and Trends in Western Uganda Link


Certificate Degree
Geographic Information System (GIS), College of Arts and Sciences

May 2019


• Introduction to GIS, Advanced GIS, Digital Cartography, Remote Sensing, and Programming GIS (GPA: 4.10/4.30)

Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea


Master’s in Landscape Architecture (MLA)
Graduate School of Environmental Studies

February 2014

• Graduated with honors (4.03/4.30)

• Focused on Planning, Climate Change, and Environmental Policies

• Thesis: Soft Protection Planning for Mitigating Hydrologic Hazards in the Coastal Area of Jeju Island Link

Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea


Bachelor’s in Housing and Interior Design
College of Human Ecology

February 2012

• Exchange Student with full scholarship in Spring 2009 and Spring 2008

• GPA: 3.78/4.30

Professional Award
Best Employee, WWF-Korea, World Wildlife Fund for Nature

December 2015

Academic Award
Outstanding Graduate Student in Geosciences, Georgia State University

Spring 2019

Best Student Award, The Korea Institute of Landscape Architecture

Spring 2014

First Prize, Academic Excellence, Seoul National University

Fall 2013

Academic Excellence, Kyunghee University

Fall 2010

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