As an instructor in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication and the assistant director of High School Programs at Washington State University in Tri-Cities, Soo Hyun Park uses her experience working in the public relations industry to bring a realistic approach to her work at WSU.

After completing a graduate degree in public relations at Purdue University, Park worked at Cheil Communications in Seoul, South Korea. As a senior account executive, Park managed overseas public relations activities for Samsung, which included managing media relations, coordinating global branding opportunities, and providing the executives with speech and media training for their keynote speeches.

Afterward, Park returned to Purdue University to teach communication classes before coming WSU in 2013 to work as a MESA Program outreach specialist. In her role as assistant director, Park manages College in the High School and Running Start, where she oversees high school students who are eligible to take college courses to promote a college-going culture.

Park, who began working as an instructor in the Murrow College in 2016, teaches Public Speaking in the Digital Age.  She said it’s rewarding to see how students of all majors find this course practical and useful.

Her experience providing speech training in the business world allows Park to provide useful and realistic feedback to her students. Park said her favorite part is seeing students who began the course with some apprehension develop their public speaking skills.

Bio authored by Cadee Christian, Class of 2018