Young-Ji Ham was born in Seoul, South Korea and immigrated to the United States with her family when she was six years old. She grew up in a small shoreline town in Connecticut and learned the importance of hard work and dedication through her parents, who were small business owners. She attended Boston College and obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Communications and had the opportunity to study abroad in Paris, France during her junior year. She then attended Suffolk University Law School in Boston. Young-Ji was an active member of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and the winner of the American Bar Association’s Client Counseling Competition. Following graduation, she practiced personal injury law at a small Boston firm. Later, she visited Seattle and fell in love with the Pacific Northwest, which prompted her to move here soon after.
Young-Ji enjoys kickboxing, hiking, running, and cycling with her husband, daughter, and dog, throughout the Pacific Northwest in her free time. Staying true to her New England roots, she is a diehard New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan. Young-Ji speaks Korean and is licensed to practice law in Washington and Massachusetts. She is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Washington and Massachusetts.