I Am KoreAm: Katrina Han

Name: Katrina Han
Age: 22
Location: Castro Valley, Calif.
Occupation: Part-time student

What is one goal you would like to accomplish during your lifetime?
One lifetime goal that I would like to accomplish is to be able to love and adopt an orphan from Korea.


Tell us about a unique or quirky habit of yours.
The sound of my dogs snoring soothes me, possibly because he doesn’t need any attention and has finally calmed down.

If you had to describe yourself using three words, it would be…
Ambitious, futurist, spontaneous.

If you could be anybody besides yourself for a day, you would be… 
I don’t have a specific person, but I would love to be a famous/talented actress for a day.

What are your pet peeves or interesting thing about you that you dislike?
My pet peeve is when people wear their socks on my bed. I don’t know why it grosses me out but just the fact that sweat and the stench of stinky feet accumulating within that small piece of cloth grosses me out.

Name one of your favorite things about someone in your family.
One must always expect the unexpected from what my mom says and does. You would never think such a frail looking woman could have such a bold AND goofy personality.

What is the kindest thing that someone has ever done for you?
One of the kindest things that someone has done was attempting to make me my favorite Korean dish which is pretty hard to make (dak-doh-rhee-tang). The reason why I thought it was the nicest gesture someone has ever done for me is because she has three jobs and works all day long but still had the energy to try to make a dish for no reason. That amazing person is my mom.


If you could travel to any place in the world, where would it be and why?
GREECE! The movie Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is what inspired me to want to go visit!

What do you think the greatest invention in your lifetime is and why?
A microwave. For a small “machine” to heat up a dish so quickly is beyond convenient!

I am KoreAm and proud because… I do not come from a background filled with wealth but instead I was blessed with a mother who was able to provide overwhelming love and has showed me how to honor my culture and background. Because I am KoreAm and considered a “minority,” I am determined to succeed and somehow be a positive influence within history.


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