ESP Biography



JOONHO KO, Course 6-3 with an interest in math/linguistics.




Major: 6-3

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2020

Picture of Joonho Ko

Brief Biographical Sketch:

One day, my kindergarten teacher called me Joon instead of Joonho during attendance and the nickname of sorts has stuck. You can call me whichever. :D

Before settling into East Campus, I lived the majority of my life on a rather flat piece of land called Long Island, New York. Here are some of the things I like (to do):

- write (poetry) (especially at ridiculous hours like 3am)
- play euphonium (it’s like a mini tuba)
- singing streetlight manifesto in the shower
- minimalistic playing cards
- fuzzy socks
- abelian groups
- take pretty pictures!

My weakness is that I become interested in a new thing every other week and proceed to spend an arguably detrimental proportion of my time on said thing.



Past Classes

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A13945: Sing a capella with the Toons! in Spark 2020 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2020)
Come sing with the MIT-Wellesley Toons! We'll start with some warmups and fun exercises and learn an entire song by the end of the class. We're an a capella group, which means there are no instruments or accompaniments, just all of our voices (beatboxers welcome!). (The Toons are MIT and Wellesley's only cross-campus a capella group. We're a group of friends that enjoy singing a wide variety of music together.)


L12683: Learn Japanese Instantly in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
We have two hours. By the time you leave, you'll know the entire Japanese language. (ok maybe not) Prepare to speak a lot in the class! We'll be doing a lot of drills to make sure you speak like a true 日本人.


W12772: Acapella Sing-a-Long! in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
We’re the MIT-Wellesley Toons! Want to learn how to read and sing an acapella arrangement, or want to sing a bunch of fun rounds? Come sing and jam with us! No acapella/singing experience necessary :)


H11461: Intro to Linguistics in HSSP Summer 2017 (Jul. 09, 2017)
Linguistics is the study of languages at the broadest scale: over the course of six lectures, we will cover four major topics of linguistics: morphology, phonetics, syntax, and semantics. If time allows, additional lecture time may be used to cover other miscellaneous topics such as endangered languages, sign language, and language acquisition. This class will be a condensed, yet more relaxed version of MIT's class 24.900.