Stacy Austin

Stacy Austin was born in South Korea and is a skilled communicator in the Korean language. Her worldly interests translate into a passion for intercultural communication.

The communication graduate student seeks to learn more about “international and domestic students' information seeking and satisfaction with university health services.” Stacy joined the program after three years of handling medical claims in the insurance industry.

Stacy landed a coveted internship position with Portland Monthly Magazine where she helps the staff brainstorm ideas for the monthly issues, puts the magazine online each month, and supplements published stories with additional photo and video online only content. She also works within social media helping with the Twitter, Facebook, and comment sections of the blogs.

Stacy’s favorite part of her job is the interviewing. "I've been surprised to talk with world renowned chefs, artists, authors, and comedians. The Portland connection is vast and often humbling."

She now looks forward to focusing on her second year of graduate coursework. She still gets the traveling itch but loves living in Portland. She hopes to work for a local organization that focuses on social media.