Ruoyu Sun joined the doctoral program in the School of Communication in 2017. She earned her master degree with a concentration in Public Relations at the University of Georgia. Broadly, her research interest is in social activism. She would like to conduct research on the factors that influence attitude and behavioral change in the contexts of strategic communication. In addition, she is interested in quantitative research methods.

Ruoyu is the 2017 recipient of the Makovsky Best Master’s Thesis of the Year Award from the Institute for Public Relations. Prior to moving to the United states, she has worked as a media relations intern at Cushman & Wakefield.