Ahhyeon is a national of South Korea, currently undertaking an undergraduate degree programme at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST). She is studying Earth Science & Environmental Engineering at the International Environmental Research Institute. She was also an exchange student with the University of California in Berkeley. She attended the UNU workshop at GIST last winter to learn about becoming a scholar of the ELE Programme. One of her interests is learning about water problems in developing countries.