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Hello from Herenia!

3 Nov 2017 10:36 PM | Anonymous

Tell us a little about yourself (quirky habits or favourite things etc):

I am a Korea-born Kiwi, who moved to Australia in 2012 after finishing my Optometry degree from University of Auckland. I have worked as a full time optom, travelled all over NSW as a locum as well as working for the Specsavers head office for a short while. I currently live in Sydney with my husband and two adorable dogs!

How did you end up in optometry as a career?
In my first year at uni, while I studied Biomedical science, I applied for Optometry as it sounded like a great profession where you get to help, problem solve for people in a clinical environment, without the crazy working hours. The more I studied, the more I enjoyed what it was about!

What are you most passionate about outside of optometry?
Dogs! I absolutely love dogs and I'm looking at volunteering for RSPCA.

How would you spend your free time?
Travelling and finding good restaurants with my husband.

Most embarrassing moment?
During a consultation, as I was sitting back down on my stool (it was one of those saddle chairs) I didn't sit far back enough,slipped and fell on the floor in front of a patient!

What inspired you to join YO as a subcommittee member?
I often heard from Melody how she enjoys working with YO and she has met so many amazing people. This got me quite interested as I love meeting new people and socialising! Also I loved the idea of YO - how it brings young optoms together and provides education as well as lots of fun!

If you had one superpower, what would it be?
Teleport. So I could visit my family in Korea whenever I want to!

What is your current favourite phrase?
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

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