We are the cross-cultural communication policy group in SIS-645-001 Spring 2012. Contributing members include Tara, Sooyun, Renca, and Danielle.


Tara is in the International Media program at SIS, American University.  She majored in three distinct areas: Spanish, Communication/Journalism, and English at St. John Fisher College, but needed how to figure out how to combine all three in a succinct way.   She speaks and writes in three languages, English, Spanish, Urdu, and Arabic.  She is easily excitable and enthusiastic about nearly everything. (Give her coffee, and it brings a whole new meaning to the word hyper.)  While she never stops moving, she wouldn’t have it any other way.


Renca Dunn is a 1st year graduate student in the International Communications program. She graduated from Gallaudet University with three degrees in English, Education, and Communication Studies. She has moved over 23 times in her 24 years of existence! She enjoys cooking, snowboarding, camping, and most of all- traveling. Renca aspires to become a coordinator for a youth program in developing countries in the very near future. She loves chai tea, but hates peas. If you ever see a girl with long brown hair and using sign language, don’t be afraid to stop by to exchange some hellos!


Danielle is a student in the International Communication program at SIS. Her personal experience studying, working and traveling throughout East Asia changed her way of thinking, and she returned to the U.S. committed to all things related to global education and study abroad. In her spare time, she an obsessive yogini, cruciverbalist and Jeopardy! enthusiast.


Sooyun Chun is a masters student with an emphasis in International Communication. She received her BA in International Studies and English Language and Literature from Sookmyung Women’s University, Korea. Following her undergraduate study completion, she worked at Yonsei University and Sookmyung Women’s University as an international program coordinator. She is specialized to organize exchange programs, customized international education programs, and summer sessions. Her research interests include: study abroad programs, cross-cultural communication, and international development through education.


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