After receiving a BA from Ewha University in Seoul, Korea, and master's and doctoral degrees from Harvard University, she managed an international education project in St. Petersburg, Russia and Almaty, Kazakstan. She has worked as a teacher for more than 20 years teaching students in England, Korea, Japan and Canada.
Cultural difference has been part of her lived experience for more than 30 years. Currently she teaches “Strategies for Effective Intercultural Communication” at UBC and “Foundations in Intercultural Communication” at Douglas College.
Over the past 15 years, Hyoshin has provided cross-cultural training and consulting services to those who are interested in Korea and Canada. As an interpreter of Korean culture, she has taught for governments, multinational corporations, academic institutions and other non-profit organizations. She has also presented at a number of conferences in Canada, the US and France. Her research interests include cross-cultural anthropology, globalization and media literacy.