Sewon Chung Barrera (2012)

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Sewon Christina Chung Barrera is a Media Artist, Communications Innovator, and Oral Historian.

She holds a B.A. in Sociology and Literary & Cultural Studies from the College of William and Mary. During her studies, she produced a documentary film about the U.S.‐Mexico border to facilitate discussion concerning race, identity, and community in Williamsburg, Virginia. After graduation, Sewon completed a multimedia blog series for MIT's CoLab Radio in Kunming, China. Her work focused on the daily experience of urban development in one of China's quickly changing border regions. She received her M.A. in Oral History at Columbia University in May 2013. At OHMA, she explored the intersection of community-based oral histories and digital communications tools to produce her interactive thesis on Central Park North.

Currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sewon specializes in digital consultancy as a Content Marketing Strategist at Brafton. Passionate about place-based stories and interdisciplinary collaborations, Chung is producing an audiosensory "tour" of San Francisco's Presidio with senseofplace LAB and collecting oral histories along the historic San Pablo Corridor for East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation.

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