Sung Ja Shin is a mother to two sons, working in nonprofit world as a program officer, facilitator, and evaluator. Work around the intersections of identity development, story, culture, and place have shaped Sung Ja’s personal and professional life. Sung Ja was born in Seoul, Korea and arrived in Minnesota during the height of Korean adoption. She is first of five transracially adopted children in her family and one of at least 200,000 Koreans that became immigrants through adoption over the past 60 years. Minneapolis is Sung Ja’s home.