Originally from South Korea, Bora received her B.S. (2007), M.S. (2009) and Ph.D. (2013) degrees in Chemical Engineering at Hanyang University under the guidance of Prof. Jong-Man Kim. Her doctoral research focused on inkjet-compatible functional polymers that undergo color and fluorescence changes upon external stimulations. Research highlights include disposable litmus-type chemical sensors and pattern-on-demand chromatic paper displays. In the fall of 2013, she joined the Swager Group for her postdoctoral studies, where she carried out research on chemiresistive gas sensors based on polymer/single-walled carbon nanotube composites. She then joined U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center as an ORISE postdoctoral fellow in 2016, and also as a visiting scientist in the Swager group, she is currently working on wireless gas phase sensors for military food spoilage detection.