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Elaine is currently pursuing the Doctoral degree in Cultural Heritage Informatics at Kent State University. With her educational background in fashion and costume, historical costume & textiles from cross-cultures were the cultural heritages that she interpreted in her major. 

Her research focus to connect, compare and contrast the east and west culture through an Asian's lens.

Elaine embraced the embraced the constructivism in constructing personal knowledge through multi-disciplinary learning (fashion, costume, information technology, museum studies and user experience) and my previous career experiences for an unique and interdisciplinary knowledge building and contribution.

Elaine's short-term goal is to keep up the creative scholarship to transform cultural-based research into meaningful designs by digital technologies for cultural preservation. Her long-term goal is to be an educator to employ different information technologies in enriching next generation's global cultural perspective and avoiding cultural appropriations.

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