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

  (Look at the class archive for more.)


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.


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 :)


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.