Dowon Choi

Dowon Choi: Beyond Domesticating Differences
Graduate Student, University of Connecticut

Dowon Choi was born in Seoul, South Korea where she was a singer-songwriter and released two albums. She has taught English, music, Japanese, and various enrichment courses, including her popular “History of Noodles,” to various groups of students in South Korea and the US. Currently, she is studying Educational Psychology focusing on Gifted Education and Talent Development. She was inspired to pursue her master’s degree after teaching students with autism spectrum disorders at a boarding school here in Connecticut. This summer, Dowon moves to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for another adventure. She dedicates her talk to her students, for embracing her with so much warmth and respect, and for giving her a glimpse of true humanity.