Nara received a B.Sc. degree in Physics from Korea University in 2009. Later the same year, Nara started an integrated M.Sc. & Ph.D. program in Materials Science and Engineering at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST). Under the supervision of Prof. Kwanghee Lee, she was trained to investigate charge dynamics in conducting polymers and developed highly conducting polymers for flexible and transparent electronics, including solar cells, LEDs, transistors, and neural interfaces. In 2016, Nara received her Ph.D. degree and worked as a postdoc in the Heeger Center for Advanced Materials at GIST. In 2017, Nara joined the Soft Electronics group in LOE as a postdoc and continued to work in the group as a principal research engineer from 2019. Under the supervision of Prof. Xavier Crispin and Assoc. Prof. Klas Tybrandt, Nara developed multi-functional elastic conducting polymer composites for thermoelectric and battery applications. During 2019 and 2020, she was also involved in the project with Ligna Energy AB, a spin-out company from LOE. Nara became an Assistant Professor in 2021 after receiving the Swedish Research Council (VR) Starting Grant. Nara is PI within the Wallenberg Initiative Material Science for Sustainability (WISE) and the Advanced Functional Materials (AFM) center at LiU.