Life Of A Brave: 21 Questions With New History Teacher, Kevin Jung
By Brett Baligad, Senior Editor
A new school year welcomes new faces to St. John Bosco, and Mr. Kevin Jung is one of the more notable arrivals, as he joins the Brave family to teach AP U.S. History, AP U.S. Government and Politics as well as AP Human Geography.
Q. Where did you grow up?
A. I was born in South Korea and moved to California when I was four. I grew up in Orange County all my life, originally living in Cypress and eventually settling down in Fountain Valley.
Q. Do you have any siblings?
A. I have one younger sister named Jessica. She currently lives in Santa Cruz, contracted with Apple Maps to work on GIS models.
Q. Are you a morning person or night person?
A. I’m definitely an evening person, but I love that hygge feeling you get in the mornings. Maybe I’ll eventually switch over.
Q. Where did you attend high school and college? What did you study?
A. I went to Cypress High School and attended California State University, Fullerton. I majored in English and minored in Business. Then, I got my Masters in Education from Union University and Masters in Divinity from SBTS.
Q. Did you play sports in high school? Which ones?
A. I played tennis during my freshman and sophomore year, but never got into playing sports in high school.
Q. How did you find St. John Bosco?
A. Honestly, I just happened to stumble upon St. John Bosco by accident. I didn’t know much about the school and just decided to apply when I found the job application online. I remember arriving on campus for the first time for the job interview, looking at the large football stadium, and thinking, “Huh, I guess they really like football.”
Q. How have you liked Bosco so far?
A. It’s honestly been really refreshing so far. Back in Memphis, I had to constantly break up fights with students, in which I had “come back to Jesus” moments. It’s been a blessing to be a part of a supportive teaching staff and faculty, teaching in such a diverse, creative, and friendly student body.
Q. What is it like teaching at an all boys school?
A. It’s not that drastically different. I’m not sure what exactly I expected, but it’s not really something that’s on my radar when I’m teaching anymore.
Q. What is your go-to drink while teaching?
A. Definitely coffee! My goal is to have a coffee machine in my class.
Q. Do you have any advice for students taking your classes?
A. I’m always available if you need clarity or help. I’d recommend you make sure you take advantage of the resources in class, pay attention to the lectures, and participate in the discussions and activities. Put in the work and you’ll be fine.
Q. What do you do in your free time?
A. My free time usually goes into my church. But whenever I have time, I am usually hanging out with friends, trying new restaurants, going on road trips, reading, writing, and exploring hidden gems. Recently, I’ve been trying to get into fishing and cooking though.
Q. What kind of music do you listen to?
A. Definitely have a weird range of genres that I listen to, whether it’s J Cole or Porter Robinson, but usually much chiller songs. A couple artists that I like are Lany, Lauv, Honne, Oh Wonder, Keshi, Astn, and Jeremy Zucker.
Q. What shows are you watching right now? What is your favorite show/movie?
A. I like Neil Gaiman so I recently got into “Sand Man”. Otherwise, usually rewatch “The Office”, “Friends”, and “Community.” I’m usually down to try out any show/movie/anime so let me know if any of you guys have recommendations.
Q. What is your favorite video game?
A. I started out with Starcraft, but lately I just play League of Legends, TFT or chess whenever I have time.
Q. What is your favorite food?
A. My dad’s a sushi chef, so I’m kinda biased towards anything seafood.
Q. Are you a hypebeast? What is your favorite piece you own?
A. Hahaha, not really a hypebeast. I never really jumped on the “Supreme” train. I have a couple F.O.G. shirts, though.
Q. What is one place you would like to travel around the world?
A. Probably one of the Scandinavian countries.
Q. Lebron James or Michael Jordan?
A. Michael Jordan. Still, you definitely can’t deny [Lebron James’] impact and influence that comes from bringing home the championship to three different franchises.
Q. Who has the best chicken sandwich?
A. I’d rather eat at In-and-Out.
Q. If there is a zombie apocalypse, where would you go and why?
A. I’d go home. Maybe if I ignore it, it’ll go away.
Q. What are some hidden talents that you would like to share?
A. Ask me about it the next time you see me.