Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Minji Mikaela Kim graduated with a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature from Korea University. During her time there, she studied abroad in Salamanca, Spain. In 2011, she worked at an International Organization in Brasilia, Brazil and decided to continue her studies on Latin American culture. In December 2015, she presented her article on Peruvian film and subalternity at Congreso Internacional de Hispanistas in Korea. Her area interest is Andean culture and Latin American film.