Arum grew up in South Korea playing in her grandfather’s garden, and she believes everyone should have a happy place surrounded by plants. She joined Ground Studio in 2017 after earning her Bachelor’s in Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington in Seattle. Her capstone design-build project focused on native plants and enhancing local ecosystems.

Her interests include sustainability, aesthetics, and comfort through design. She is passionate about the connection between landscape and building and giving attention to subtle details. She loves dogs and enjoys sketching and painting in her free time.