Young-Joon Ahn graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in chemical biology. He initially came to Sunrise as a student teacher through San Jose State University’s teaching credential program. He quickly became captivated by the school and its students, and is excited to begin his first year as a teacher at Sunrise. Born in Korea, Young-Joon came to the United States as a child and grew up facing numerous challenges, which taught him to value hard work, perseverance, and self-improvement early on in his adolescence. He hopes to instill the same values and a drive for learning in his students, encouraging them to not just learn about science, but how to be a scientist.