Sam was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. His family moved to the United States when he was 12 years old initially settling in St. Louis, Missouri for four years and then moving to Dallas, TX. After high school, Sam served in U.S. Army as an eye technician. For most of that time he was stationed at an ophthalmology clinic at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood, TX, where he learned and obtained all his experiences as an eye technician. After his service, he is now en route to pursue his passion as an optometrist, continuing his studies here in Austin. In his free time, Sam loves to play soccer, learn jazz, and spend time with family and friends.