Euna Lhee is a reporter for Florida Public Radio as part of the HealthyState.org project – an initiative to bring Florida health news to younger audiences through multimedia storytelling. Based at WMFE Public Radio in Orlando, she covers medical research and biotechnology.
Previously, Lhee was a journalist specializing in HIV and gender issues for the Media Institute of Southern Africa in Gaborone, Botswana. She freelanced medical pieces for the local press and was also involved with building journalists' reporting capacity through the Hearts & Minds project, which aimed to improve the quantity, quality and scope of HIV and AIDS reporting in Africa.
Lhee has also been a reporter for Radio France Internationale and France 24 in Paris, producing radio and television pieces on healthcare policy, the economy and international politics. She participated in the Columbia University and Sciences Po Paris double degree program in journalism and holds master’s degrees from both institutions. A Bloomberg scholar, she attended Johns Hopkins University and Peabody Conservatory, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in history and B.M. in violin performance.
While pursuing journalism, she has also worked as a researcher in a breast cancer vaccine lab at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, a freelance violinist in France, a civil servant for the Ministry of Education in South Korea, and an international aid and development worker in Botswana.
A native of Chicago, Lhee speaks French and Korean fluently and enjoys cooking, children’s literature and travel.