Jeonghoon Ha received a B.S. in Foreign Service and an undergraduate certificate in Asian Studies from Georgetown University in 2011. During his time at Georgetown, Jeonghoon worked as a Research Intern in the offices of the Korean Chair and the Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in addition to being a full-time student.
After completing his undergraduate education, Jeonghoon served as a Political Researcher at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Washington, D.C. He then went on to pursue an M.A. in East Asian Studies at Stanford University. Jeonghoon is currently at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies.
In his short interview with the Asian Studies Program, Jeonghoon emphasized the importance of the education he received at Georgetown:
"Learning from great scholars, such as professors Victor Cha, Michael Green, and Pamela Sodhy, significantly enhanced my understanding of East Asia and prepared me for a job that deals extensively with ROK-US relations and U.S. strategy in the Asia-Pacific. In addition, learning experiences at the GU Asian Studies Program helped me enormously throughout my graduate school application process. Therefore, I would advise students to fully utilzie learning opportunities available through our Asian Studies department."