Institute for Corean-American Studies

Sahang-Hee Hahn
Biographic Sketch

Sahang-Hee Hahn was born in Seoul, South Korea on August 3, 1983. She moved to the U.S. when she was three years old, where she began her education. She is currently 17-years old, entering her senior year at Radnor High School, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. She has been a Distinguished Honors student during her years there, and is a member of the National Honors Society. She is an active member of Radnor High School's ASA (Asian Students Association). Being an attorney for RHS's Moot Mock Trial Team, she has been given both the Best Advocate and Best Witness award for her school. She is currently a full-time anchor at the school's Television Studio, Channel 16. An avid reader and writer, she writes prose and poetry in her spare time. She is also interested in cross-cultural issues, public speaking, journalism, and her projected major(s), Broadcasting and Pre-Law Studies, are related to those interests. A junior member of ICAS, Sahang-Hee Hahn has previously spoken at the Summer of 1999 ICAS Symposium, where she addressed the identity issues of Korean-American youths. A discussant for the first time at that symposium, she defined the several social group categories in which most Korean-American teenagers tend to fall. She also explained the cause of the creation of these cliques, and touched upon the resultant tension between these groups, as well as the tension existing between 1.5 and 2.0 generation Korean-American young adults. Offering the perspective of a 2.0 generation teenager on the future of Korean-Americans, she is interested in the cross-cultural issues affecting Korean-Americans her age today. The Summer of 2000 Symposium is her second opportunity to speak publicly for ICAS.

ICAS Web Site Links for Sahang Hee Hahn:

Bulletin, December 1, 2001
Germinating and Taking Roots in America: 'Acculturation' as the 'Assimilation' of the 21st Century: A Possible Shift In Focus for Post Immigrant Generation Korean Americans
Summer 2001 Symposium
Bulletin, July 6, 2001
Bulletin, July 14, 2001
Summer 2000 Symposium
Identity and Growth

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