Born in the ROK and raised overseas, Judy has developed a knack of mix & matching not only socks but also her academic interests. She has previously studied Human Development with special interest in Cognitive Science. Bitcoin and blockchain technology is her latest door in her constant search for new risks and discoveries. Her passion includes fusing her academic studies with the digital community of Bitcoin in an endeavor to bridge gaps between the uncommons. She hopes to help create a community of active innovators through the internship program that she manages alongside John. Due to her venturous nature, she enjoys taking gangster photos with endangered Siberian tiger and living out the West-Coast maxim-‘chill vibes only’.
Jason was born a Yankee in the state of New York. Family raised him as a Southern boy in New Orleans and became a Globetrotter by the Air Force. All of this lead him on his journey to become an International Businessman. Jason is the Founder and President of two startup companies he runs in his off time from his full-time job and when he is not spending time with his wife and kid. Jason carves out time to serve as a community activist in S. Korea, and he is working on his BS in Marketing.
Hailing from sunny Australia, Luigina came to Korea to master the Korean language after graduating from law school in Sydney. After time spent working in the import/export industry in Seoul, she began building a media and streetwear label named Yangban, focusing on fashion film and creative content. She’s excited to join the team at Bitcoin and to learn more about Fintech.
Ryan is, by profession, an educator but on the side he’s an investor, and content marketer of books he reads through his website (www.bookstakeaway.com). When he’s not working, he’s constantly investing his time learning from great minds whether it’s through reading articles, books, audio books, online courses, workshops, and/or seminars. Ryan hopes to help share his insight on business, finance, and life with the mentees.
Ryan Garrido was born in Long Island, New York, but raised in good old Fredericksburg, VA. He has a Sales & Marketing Background and has been living in Korea for a few months now, experiencing the culture and living the life of a foreigner (foreign citizen). Through his background, he has been able to take many college graduates or individuals who do not have any sales or marketing background and turn them into sales superstars, only with a little bit of hard work and elbow grease, anyone can go from zero experience to a master salesman in only a few short days.
Shubha Gokhale’s research focuses on the legal consequences of emerging technologies. She is part of the Steering Committee for South Korea’s Academic Network for the Future of Medicine and Law, as well as the co-founder and event organizer of the Seoul Futurist Society. She is an Assistant Professor in the Public Administration department, in Sejong University, in Seoul. She has presented at the New Friends Conference Workshop, in Tokyo, the 3rd World Humanities Forum, in Daejeon, and the 1st Korea Strategic Foresight conference, in Seoul. She has also co-organized a conference on the Social Implications of Artificial Intelligence in 2015, and a workshop on Transhumanism and Asia in 2014. She completed her Juris Doctorate at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, and her Bachelor of Arts at Skidmore College, New York. She is currently working on a forthcoming book chapter, on the legal and political implications of South Korea’s approach towards mobile technology, to be published by the Yale Information Society Project’s Global Access to Knowledge Academy.
Gabrina moved to Seoul from Malaysia 4 years ago, and is in her final year of her Business Administration and International Studies course at Korea University. She is particularly interested in how innovative business and technology can influence under developed countries, and has also experienced working on online fundraising projects. She is very much amused by Bitcoin and believes that it will become a part of everyone’s life in the near future. Nicknamed “Gabby Fabby”, her friends think she’s fabulous because apart from studying, she loves playing badminton, dancing ballet and travelling.
James is currently living in the United States, and studied at the University of Nevada, Reno. James graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs and Political Science. James decided to apply and intern with the Bitcoin Center Korea because he has an interest in the Bitcoin and FinTech industry. His passion is to apply his education and fuse his academic studies with the community of Bitcoin. He hopes that this internship program will allow him to develop new skills and develop connections in South Korea and other countries within the FinTech job field. James loves playing volleyball, badminton, and traveling. He is also able to speak two other languages, which are Japanese and Korean.
Marvin was born and raised in Honduras which is located in Latin America. He is currently pursuing his masters degree in Finance at Hanyang University. Marvin has a deep interest in Bitcoin and Fintech. In his free time he reads finance and psychological books. He also enjoys taking walks and swimming.
Paul is currently studying International Studies and Mathematics at Yonsei University while pursuing his own interests in finance and economics at the Bitcoin Center Korea. While born in Korea, Paul spent most of his life in New Jersey, US and harbors a lot of interest in the international market and the upcoming technological revolution. Academics aside, his hobbies include philosophy, literature, ping-pong and sci-fi movies. His ideal Sunday morning would entail a few pages of Crime and Punishment and a great deal of philosophy with a hint of Star Wars.
Toby is from the UK and graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2014 with a degree in Mathematics and French. He’s a computer programmer who wants to learn more about bitcoin and particularly the power of the blockchain. Toby enjoys playing soccer and has been part of a 30-person Samba band! It has only been one month since Toby arrived in Korea, so far he’s loving life in Seoul and is excited to discover more.
Prior to opening Bitcoin Center Korea in 2015, John spent countless hours turning data into information in the financial intelligence industry. John is a proponent of self-regulation and believes that an autonomous open community like Bitcoin Center Korea can be a catalyst for many great things in the society.