Dr. Hong teaches research methods and research in culture classes in the graduate program. While in the doctoral program at USC, she unearthed her love for research and decided to continue down that path. After completing her doctorate, Dr. Hong pursued a post-doctorate fellowship that examined the issues of educational access for marginalized students in Cambodia. It was the perfect intersection of two of her passions, research and traveling.
Dr. Hong continues to conduct research in the area of educational access for historically underrepresented students and uses research to give a voice to those who are traditionally marginalized in society. Her favorite moments in teaching are when she sees her graduate students excited about conducting research as a medium of bringing about social justice in education. Dr. Hong also sits on the Board of Directors of JOYA Scholars, a non-profit organization committed to inspiring and preparing students for college success.