Strategic Communication, Fine Art
Class of 2021
Kristen (Love) Soun is a third-year student in Strategic Communication and Fine Art at the University of Minnesota’s School of Journalism and Department of Art. Love is from Cambodia and prior to pursuing her undergraduate studies in the United States she received a full scholarship to study Tourism Management from the Royal University of Phnom Penh. She has also been awarded the Jawaid and Helen Elahi Legacy Fund Scholarship. Currently, Love is the co-leader of the International Student Ambassadors and a core member of University of Minnesota’s Advertising Club.
In 2019, Love was hired as a Communication and Outreach intern at both the Family Medicine and Community Health Department and the Academic Success Center at the University of Minnesota. Love played a crucial role in developing and generating social media planning, visual storytelling and multimedia production.
Love has also served as a mentor of the International Buddy Program, and as a student leader for international inclusion events on campus. She’s committed to advocate for inclusivity and diversity on campus, striving to ensure that resources on campus are tailored to serve the international community.