Consultant, Harvard MBA
Justin received an MBA from Harvard Business School (HBS) and a BS in Economics with a concentration in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. At HBS, he worked closely with the Admissions Office in his capacity as an Elected Section Admissions Representative as well as the Admissions Executive Committee Member of the Student Association. He also served as an alumni interviewer for the Wharton School.
Selected as an HBS Leadership Fellow, Justin is currently an Advisor, Special Projects at Social Finance, an impact investment nonprofit that structures innovative financing tools to address social issues in the US, from workforce development to climate justice.
Prior to attending HBS, Justin was an investor at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank, where he executed private equity and debt investments in companies across Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
With professional experiences spanning from launching a poultry farm in East Africa, to raising capital for a Hollywood celebrity’s skincare brand, to formulating partnership strategies of a tech startup transforming the US 911 system, Justin appreciates what it means to have a non-linear career path – and to have multiple passions and interests. Additionally, having moved to the US by himself at age 14, Justin firsthand understands the unique challenges experienced by international students and first-generation immigrants.
In his spare time, Justin enjoys singing as part of a chorus in the Bay area, learning Mandarin, and reading about psychology. As an avid singer since childhood, Justin served as Business Manager of Penn Glee Club, one of the nation’s oldest collegiate singing groups, with which he toured internationally and performed for President Obama at The White House. At HBS, he continued singing as part of HBS Show and Heard on the Street A Cappella. He is fluent in Korean.