Editor in Chief, Head Writer
Rebecca lived in South Korea from September 2010 to March 2014. Arriving in South Korea with absolutely no knowledge of k-pop, she was sucked into its highly addictive music and the culture surrounding it very quickly, finding herself at concerts and music show tapings every weekend.
Through her website, A Blog Abroad, Rebecca began to write about k-pop culture in South Korea, finding the subject quickly taking over her site. Realizing there was a potentially huge audience of those interested in k-pop and wanting to hear more from things directly in Korea, she began creating K-Soul magazine as a way to share Korean pop culture to people around the world, directly from Seoul.
Samantha Lifson (East coast)
Samantha was introduced to K-pop in 2010 when she was sent G-Dragon’s “Heartbreaker” by a friend. With her long history of loving Japanese rock and pop and her now 16 years as a practitioner of the Korean martial art Tae Kwon Do, no one was surprised when she became obsessed with the genre. When she’s not learning dances or going to karaoke she covers K-pop concerts and Korean culture related events all over the east coast.
Samantha currently studies Media and Communications at New York University. In addition to writing for K-Soul, Samantha has interned for 90s pop idol Jesse McCartney and currently runs the East Coast Facebook Outlet (also known as ECKO).
Ting Ting Lu (New York – Drama)
A late bloomer to the Korean entertainment industry, Ting Ting’s inaugural moment came in 2010 after stumbling upon Playful Kiss. It didn’t take long for her to embrace all that K-drama has to offer. These days, she goes through about a drama a month (usually more if she decides to shirk real life responsibilities) and is “secretly” plotting ways to make Korean dramas a more mainstream form in American television. Her favorite dramas include It’s Okay, That’s Love, Gu Family Book, and The King 2 Hearts.
In the real world, Ting Ting is a soon-to-be graduate of New York University. Her interests lie in global television and entertainment law. When not writing for K-Soul, Ting Ting is a Programming and Development intern at a major television network. She has also had the opportunity to work with singer/songwriter Jesse McCartney and at events like Billboard Women in Music Awards, America’s Got Talent, and the DramaFever Awards.
Natalie Gedeon (Los Angeles)
Faridah Hanim (South East Asia)