Joanne Sun Mun

Undergraduate Contributor


HMM topic: I am interested in learning about the nature of digital nomads and how they experience migration in our modern technologically driven society. For the past decade, there has been a rapid rise in a multitude of online career opportunities; now more than ever, people are escaping to become ‘digital nomads’. These individuals notoriously earn a living by using telecommunications technology, primarily to freelance, to support their unconventionally migratory lifestyle. My research explores the migratory patterns and experiences of this subculture.


I am a fourth year undergraduate studying at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) as an art and philosophy double major. I have always pursued interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and my studies coupled with this internship satisfies that. I try to participate and engage in my interests in ways that allow my curiousity and creativity to cultivate and mate. With this internship, I am eager to expand on my own knowledge and interests on the human mind and migration.