Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.
Ted T Jeon
We are pleased to share with you that Ted T Jeon (Princeton
University '07) has been appointed as ICAS Intern, effective immediately.
Taewhan Jeon graduated from Conestoga High School, Berwyn, NJ in 2003, and is currently
a freshman at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. Ted intends to major in policy
at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy in his junior year at Princeton.
As a second-generation Korean-American, he is interested in the role that policymaking
can play in the affairs of Asian-Americans in the multi-ethnic context of U.S. society.
Ted has been recognized as a National Merit Scholar, an AP Scholar with Distinction,
and has been featured as one of the students in "Who's Who in America." He demonstrated
an early interest in politics and policy in 2001 when he attended the Johns Hopkins
University Center for Talented Youth program at Dickinson College on "Law and Politics
in U.S. Society. The following year in 2002, Ted continued to further these interests
when he was selected to attend the Pennsylvania Governor's School for International
Studies, in which he participated in a mock United Nations conference while taking
classes in Japanese, negotiations and diplomacy, and U.S. foreign policy. He has
also taken courses at Drexel University and Bryn Mawr College.
Since a very young
age, Ted has been involved in musical organizations such as the Settlement Chamber
Orchestra, Temple Prep Chamber Ensemble, and was a section leader for the Philadelphia
Youth Orchestra. Currently, he is a member of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra.
In addition, he is engaged in the Big Sibs/Little Sibs program at Princeton in which
he helps mentor a local middle school kid. Ted is also a member of Manna Christian
Fellowship. He was an editor of The Spoke, Conestoga's newspaper for two years.
Ted has two sisters, Mimi (10th grade) and Michelle (7th grade). His dad, Bang
Nam, is a professor of economics at Drexel University and his mom, Carol, is a benefits
specialist at the Board of Pensions, PC-USA. In his free time, Ted enjoys playing
basketball and tennis.
ICAS Intern program is part of ICAS Youth Excellence Program*.
Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President