Born in Korea, Gapjae moved to Wellington in 2002 with his family. He moved to Christchurch in 2015 to begin studying engineering at the University of Canterbury. Gapjae has since switched to studying a Bachelor of Computer Science and is graduating this time next year.
He joined The Listening Post in mid-2018 to assist with website maintenance. After finishing university for the year, he is now in a full time role.