Hyunjung is a cross-cultural social psychologist. Her doctoral dissertation was on cross-cultural methodology and she studied with the faculties at University of Illinois, both Chicago campus as well as Urbana-Champaign.
She taught undergrad level sociology, psychology, and research method courses at DePaul, UIC, and Columbia College Chicago. This is her 20th year at Columbia College Chicago, (16 of them as a part-time faculty).
Hj has also worked in soft and hardware industry, as marketing and communication director. As a marketing and planning consultant she worked with American Red Cross, KRAFT, Sears, Motorola, Northwestern University, Concordia College, United way, Advocate, several galleries and foundations. She has served on the board of directors for SilkRoad Theatre Company, the advisory board for the Dance Center (CCC), and the advisory board for alumni development in the department of sociology at UIC.
Hj is also an architectural photographer and her works have been shown and printed in various publications.