The Piano Pod Season 3 Episode 12: Dr. Jee-Hoon Krska -- Founder of Keys 2 Success, Electrical Engineer, & Pianist

The Piano Pod

Feb 8 2023 • 51 mins

For Season 3 Episode 12, The Piano Pod had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Jee-Hoon Krska: founder of Keys 2 Success, MIT-grad Electrical Engineer, & Juilliard-trained pianist.

Since the launch of The Piano Pod, we have wanted to interview Dr. Krska so badly! We have been following her outstanding work for Keys 2 Success on social media for the last 2.5 years, and  so finally, our dream came true today!

So, what exactly is her non-profit, Keys 2 Success? It is a program founded in 2016 by Jee-Hoon Krska, a Juilliard-trained classical musician with a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from MIT. She wanted to provide the young children of Newark the cultural enrichment to improve their lives growing up in the most underserved areas in Newark, NJ, through music education.

So, in this episode, you will hear topics such as:

  • Jee-Hoon’s incredible work with the community of Newark through Keys 2 Success
  • How her musical career helped her achieve a successful academic career at MIT, fulfill her career as an engineer, and eventually found and run a non-profit organization.
  • The key to successfully building a strong, enriching, and inclusive community
  • The true meaning of inclusion

and more!

Jee-Hoon is an incredible person, strong/kind/generous, and an excellent storyteller--you get to hear how she overcame her challenges in her youth and became who she is today.

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