Before joining Annenberg as a PhD student, Jingyi Sun was a TV professional with China Central TV for more than six years. She worked in the field of international news reporting for five years, during which she gained substantial knowledge about international affairs, and then joined a feature talk show program dedicated to cross-cultural communication. Prior to her career with CCTV4, she obtained a BA in Journalism and English from Beijing Foreign Studies University and a Master’s degree in Film Aesthetics from University of Oxford. Jingyi’s research interest lies in organizational communication, communication networks, social psychology and international relations. She wishes to explore the evolving relation between digital media technology, collective groups and power dynamics, with emphasis on innovation and development.