Kesung Anderson was born in Arlington, Virginia, and spent some time in New York before moving to Korea around the age of 5. After completing a few years of school in Korea, his family decided to move to Minnesota to be with his grandparents. As the new kid in middle school, Kesung remembers being picked on and treated like an outcast. He was scrawny, didn’t like to curse like the other kids, and still wore clothing brought from Korea, making him very aware and self-conscious of his differences from his peers. One day, he had the opportunity to participate in the running event at school and surprised everyone when he began to pass his classmates. Kesung was ultimately recruited for the track team and ended up beating the top runner at a sectional meet, thus helping him grow out of his shell and gaining confidence as well as respect from his peers.
After working in medical sales for 12+ years and noticing a shift in the industry, Kesung realized it wasn’t the right fit for him and wanted to reconnect with his childhood memories. Through meeting new people, he sought the opportunity to fully immerse himself in the culture by settling down in Korea. As Kesung continues his life in Korea, he hopes to keep striving for what he wants to be and encourages folks to be curious and explore different things.