Do Own (Donna) Kim is a doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California, and a Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies (KFAS) fellow.

She is interested in the intersection of new media and cultural studies. Her current research interests include the relationship between "the reality" and virtual/ficitonal/mediated spaces, sociocultural implications of new technologies, participatory culture, cultural economy, and commercialism. She is currently a member of the Civic Paths research group.

Donna received her B.A. degrees in Media & Communication and English Language & Literature from Korea University in 2015. Her interests are influenced by her media planning internship at Cheil Worldwide as well as her childhood. She has lived in five different countries including South Korea, China, Canada, the U.S., and Japan, where she studied at Nagoya University for a year as an exchange student in 2013-14.