Irene represents the communities of Herndon, Chantilly, Sterling, and Reston in the Virginia House of Delegates. As the first Korean-American woman to serve in the Virginia General Assembly, Irene takes pride in her immigrant roots. In Richmond, she advocates for a fair economy that benefits all Virginians, affordable healthcare, a greener environment, increased funding for public education, and a democracy that includes all communities. Irene serves on the Committees of Counties, Cities and Towns, and Communications, Technology and Innovation, as well as on the Commission on Youth. Irene, her husband Peter, and their goldendoodle, Mookie, reside in the Town of Herndon.