Changyue Minnie Ma is a graduate student at USC studying Digital Social Media in Annenberg School of Communication. She also completed her undergraduate degree at USC and majored in International Relations & Global Economy with two minors in Mathematical Finance and Accounting. She is currently a teaching assistant in the Marshall business school and assists teaching three courses in the Master of Finance Program (FBE 506A, FBE506B, FBE543). Prior to this position, Minnie had profound working experience in the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Morgan Stanley, Deloitte, Japan America Society of Southern California, etc. She is fluent in Chinese, English and Japanese.
Her research interests include digital media data analysis, digital diplomacy, financial market and its correlations with media, and international finance. She was selected to attend the Foreign Policy Colloquium in Washington, D.C. this May. The Chinese Embassy held a reception and reported on the event, and she was given opportunities to learn and practice digital diplomacy. Her research paper entitled, “Social Media and Social Class in China: How Social Media Accelerate Class Consolidation and Social Stratification,” has been accepted by the International Academic Conference on Research in Social Sciences (IACRSS) this year and was invited for an oral presentation.
At CPD, Minnie works as a Research Intern for Dr. Martin S. Edward's Research Fellowship project: "Twitter Diplomacy and IMF Surveillance: Social Media, Information Dissemination, and the Challenge of Policy Leverage."