Ahn, Presca

Biography

Resident at UEA as the 2011 - 2012 David T.K. Wong Fellow

Presca Ahn is from New York City. She is a graduate of Yale College (B.A. English, with distinction, 2010) and the Brearley School (2005). At Yale, she was a recipient of the English Department’s Paine Memorial Prize for outstanding senior thesis, a Yale Writing Center Prize, the Kilborne Memorial Traveling Fellowship for literary research in England, the Schoenberg Prize in American Literature, the Rossborough Fellowship for feminist projects, and the Light Fellowship for study and travel in East Asia. She was the founding editor of Broad Recognition, and has contributed reportage to the New Haven Advocate and CNN. She has also worked on several documentary films. After graduating from Yale, Presca was a Fulbright Scholar in England. She used her time in Norwich to draft a novel about occupied Korea.