My name is Anna and I am a recent master's graduate of USC's Global Communication program. Before joining the Trojan family, I earned my B.A. in International Studies with a focus on Asia from UCLA.
Although a Los Angeles native, I've probably spent half my life traveling around the world by now, whether it be to explore new cultures and food, or to visit all the friends I've made along the way.
During my undergraduate years, I studied abroad in three countries: the U.K., China, and South Korea. These experiences brought more context to my research into the economic, political, historical, and cultural intersections between the East and the West. The experiences have shaped my sensitivity to the varying cultures and consumption economies of the world and the reason I chose to study global media and communications.
My diverse work experiences have included working at government agencies like USAID, helping to coordinate international events, working at a film production studio, and starting a food photography business with my roommates. Although these experiences have taken me across widely different industries, communication has remained central to my career and individual development. Communication has been key to the way I have connected with teammates across the globe and in how I approach new projects and research at each of my jobs.
As the global community and marketplace becomes ever more integrated, it will be increasingly important to be able to communicate strategically and efficiently. By combining my background in international studies and work spaces with my studies in media and communication, I hope to develop my professional career into the world of communications to build a better connected, creative, and diverse international marketplace.