Jennifer Hope Choi is the recipient of the Carson McCullers Center's Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship, the BuzzFeed Emerging Writer Fellowship, the AHL Foundation's inaugural Wolhee Choe Art Writer's Grant, and a 2019 Pushcart Prize Special Mention. She is also a Bread Loaf scholar and an Aspen Words fellow. Her essay, "My Mother and I Went Halfway Around the World to Find Each Other," is anthologized in Best American Travel Writing 2018, selected by guest editor Cheryl Strayed. Her writing has appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, Guernica, The American Scholar, Bon Appétit, Lucky Peach, BuzzFeed Reader, The Atlantic, and elsewhere. She is currently working on a memoir.