Hye Min Kim earned her B.A. in Mass Communication from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. During her undergraduate years, she spent a year studying abroad at UCLA and she also worked as a news assistant at the CNN Seoul office for a semester. She continued her studies at Yonsei University for an M.A. in Communication, where she wrote her thesis titled “News Cues on Facebook: How Political Cues and Social Cues Affect the Perceived Influence of News.” While pursuing her Master’s degree, her work has been presented at several international conferences such as International Communication Association (ICA), National Communication Association (NCA), and Honors Symposium for Asian Ph.D. Students in Communication Research, some of which were awarded Top Faculty Paper and Top Three Papers. Hye Min’s research interests focus on the mechanisms by which people learn, process, and share information through new media technology and what information in particular they are likely to rely on when evaluating messages. She would like to expand her graduate work by investigating the technological elements that can promote news engagement and motivated behavior in the real world.