You Jin Alexia Jeong


You Jin Alexia Jeong is an undergraduate student in the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She is a junior majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Economics, class of 2014.

 Alexia was born in South Korea. When she was eighteen, her parents decided to send her to the United States for a better education and broad perspective about the world. Also, she wanted to challenge herself in a new world she always dreamed of going. She attended Fairmont Prep Academy in Anaheim, CA, as a junior.

 Alexia started school knowing only several English sentences. She had a hard time adopting a new life and communicating with people, but she put her best efforts to survive. To improve her English and leadership, she applied for a position in the Associated Student Body (ASB) at her school. She was elected as Cultural Awareness Executive.

 After high school, she has been attending Syracuse University to perceive her dream of becoming an anchor. She has fallen in love with Public Relations after interning at a Korean PR and advertising firm. She is an international ambassador at the Office of Admissions at Syracuse University. She is a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society, and of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Also, she participates in PRSSA chapter at Syracuse University.

Her particular interest is politics and government relations PR. She is also interested in corporate PR. Last summer she interned for the Porter Novelli in Korea as an account executive, and participated in media conferences for the client, Philips Electronics. Although her career goals are not quite set, Alexia wants to go to graduate school to study public affairs and policy studies after spending some times at a corporate PR agency in the U.S.