Hyunjoo was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and grew up in Seoul, South Korea, Fontana and Los Angeles. After majoring in psychology and receiving her bachelor’s degree at University of California, Santa Barbara, her interest in science and helping people led her to explore various positions in healthcare, eventually leading her to pursue medical training in San Joaquin Valley College in Visalia, California, majoring in physician assistant studies.

Since graduating, she has worked as a physician assistant working in family medicine and cardiology before joining Caceres Medical Group. Outside of medicine, her interests include cooking, watching documentaries and art/design. She is fluent in English and Korean.