Hee Jin Kwak received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering, graduating at the top of her class, from Kyungpook National University in South Korea, and received a M.S. and Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Pohang University of Science and Technology, in South Korea. Hee Jin received her J.D., magma cum laude, from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Before becoming a lawyer, Hee Jin worked as a research engineer and as a patent engineer for seven years in the semiconductor division of Samsung Electronics, Co. Ltd. Hee Jin is a member of the North Carolina Bar and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Her practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the areas of semiconductor devices and chemicals.