Jin was born and raised in Korea. She worked as a factory girl, waitress, and a housemaid.

At age 22, she immigrated to America to become a housemaid (a position she found through a Korean newspaper ad) with practically no English and had only one-way ticket and $100 to her name.

At the age of 28, Jin, a battered wife and a mother of eight months old baby-girl, joined the U.S. Army as a private to escape from the domestic violence.

Through determination, imagination, and sheer will, later she retired as a U.S. Army major, received MA (at the age of 43) and Ph.D. (at the age of 57) both from Harvard.

This single mother raised her daughter, an Army Brat, to be selected as a Presidential Scholar (an honor given to only 1 of 18,000 high school graduating seniors), graduate from Harvard, and become a U.S. Army Officer.

Korean TV have made documentaries of her American Dream story, inspiring and motivating millions of Koreans, a number of which were saved from the verge of suicides.

She is Korea’s most popular inspirational/motivational speaker (over 800 speeches), and a bestselling author of the books chronicling her amazing story that has sold more than a half million copies.

Jin was also a popular host of radio talk show, “American Dreams: The Sky Is The Limit” on the Voice America/World Talk Radio.

Currently, she is launching Volume 2 of her bestselling autobiography series, “Major Dream: From Immigrant Housemaid to Harvard PhD, Volume 2”, and pursuing her inspirational/motivational speaking activities to inspire billions of people in the world.

Jin lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina and Seoul, Korea and a proud mother of her two children, Jasmin and Grant Cho.

Jin hosted “American Dreams: The Sky is the Limit” on the World Talk Radio Network. All 67 shows are archived online.