Seoyeon Kim is a Senior Legal Assistant in the New York office of Sanford Heisler Sharp, a national law firm with offices in the District of Columbia, New York, California, Tennessee, Maryland, and Georgia. She received her B.A. summa cum laude from Amherst College, where she majored in English and Sociology.
For her senior honors thesis, Seoyeon explored how migration and dislocation impact sense of self, especially among people of color. Using a blend of literary analysis, psychoanalytic theory, and personal creative work, her project posits the fragmented self as a site of potentiality. Seoyeon’s thesis received the Stephen E. Whicher Thesis Prize, awarded for the best essay by a senior in the interpretation of American literature.
At Amherst, Seoyeon was the Managing Arts & Living Editor and a Reporter for The Amherst Student. In addition, as the Senior Chair of Amherst’s Asian Students Association, she implemented a mentorship program for incoming first-year students.
Seoyeon is considering attending law school in the future.