Dr. Hung previously conducted field research in the Canadian High Arctic as part of her Masters and PhD work and serves on the Canadian board of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) as Vice Chair of Communications. As a member of APECS, she collaborates with other early career researchers to provide polar training and outreach opportunities for students and researchers conducting work in the Arctic.
Having visited northern communities and formed friendships with Indigenous people living in the Arctic, Dr. Hung has seen first-hand the impacts of Arctic warming on their livelihoods. Helping better understand and predict physical changes and their impacts on these communities is a major motivation for her work. She is also passionate about science education and furthering opportunities available for the next generation of Arctic scientists.