Sunyoung Hong, PhD, is a specialist in cultural preservation and tourism, with a particular focus on traditional festivals. Dr. Hong is affiliated with the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, is a research assistant with Jeju Arts and Culture Foundation, and is a principal in Ieodo-Sana cultural organization of Jeju Island. She is a Jeju Island native.
Anne Hilty, PhD, is a cultural health psychologist with a focus on cultural preservation, sustainable development, social inclusion, and trauma resolution in post-conflict societies. Dr. Hilty is affiliated with Ieodo-Sana cultural organization of Jeju Island as a social science researcher. She is also a freelance writer and published author, and is involved with several cultural preservation initiatives. A native of New York, Dr. Hilty now makes Jeju Island her home.