Joanne has been writing since she was in junior high and her writing appears in the following publications: Side B Magazine, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, and The Mashup Americans. Since starting her food blog, The Korean Vegan in 2016, she has amassed over 900,000 followers across her social media platforms. Her recipes have been featured in Salon and Thrive Magazine, and in 2017, she appeared on the hit Food Network show “Cooks vs. Cons” as the only female and vegan contestant. She has also given live cooking demonstrations, participated in fundraising events for North Korean refugees, and was the keynote guest speaker for the Korean Women’s International Network 2018 Conference. She is currently working on her debut cookbook + memoir, The Korean Vegan , slated to be published in 2021. Joanne is also an avid runner and self-described “fitness freak.” She ran her first marathon in 2017, ran 3 more in the next year, and is looking forward to crossing many more finish lines.