Hi, my name is Kathleen Huffman and I am a senior in the ILR school. I am excited to travel to Vietnam to learn more about labor relations and corporate social responsibility. After studying abroad last year in an international business program in Spain, I am grateful to have another international learning experience to expand my ILR education. I am also looking forward to meeting students at TDTU and learning from them.
I was interested in this program after working in the labor relations department Portland General Electric. After observing the way that labor relations works in the US, I am interested in exploring the way that labor relations works in a different environment and I am excited to learn about the Vietnamese perspective. I first became interested in Asia when I moved to China with my family and traveled in SE Asia. I am excited to learn more about a different Asian culture and conduct research on unions and dispute resolution in Vietnam. Outside the classroom I work in the Human Resources department and participate in Circle K.