Jieun Kim joined Cornell in 2021 fall as a Ph.D. student in the Department of Information Science. Her research interest is to investigate the persuasive effect of digital media that elicits psychological responses from users promoting attitudinal or behavioral changes. She has focused on the virtual agent’s social interactions encouraging users to engage in learning or healthcare via various platforms (e.g., VR, voice speakers, online websites, and mobile applications). Her broader research interest is to explore how media can increase users’ motivation and assist them in achieving life goals. She completed her master’s degree in Human-AI Interaction Department at Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea. To see more about her research, visit website: https://sites.google.com/g.skku.edu/j-kims-research-note/home