ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

April 8, 2004

Ted T Jeon

ICAS Intern

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Ted T Jeon (Princeton University '07) has been appointed as ICAS Intern, effective immediately.

Ted 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*.

* www.icasinc.org/youth/youth.html

Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President

ICAS Fellow