My name is Tess Michalski and I am studying for my Bachelor of Communications (Public Relations) (Honours) at RMIT University, Melbourne. I completed my bachelor’s degree in public relations in 2006 majoring in Asian media. After working as a marketing and public relations officer in an Australian finance company in the first half of 2007, I moved to China to teach marketing and business studies at a University in Beijing. I loved the culture, food, people and history of China and am currently studying mandarin (Chinese language). To relax, I play netball, listen to music, run, read, write, spend far too much time (and money) in Starbucks, and go out with my friends. I’m interested in politics, new media, leaning from people with diverse life experiences, and Asian and Australian media systems.