Student Spotlight

July 1, 2022

Sunny Xiaoyang Hua is a rising junior majoring in English literature and minoring in French & Francophone Studies. Sunny was born and raised in Nanjing, China, and she holds a steadfast belief in the power of arts and letters. Sunny is working at the Arthur Ross Gallery as the gallery’s summer intern! She looks forward to engaging closely with different aspects of managing exhibitions, marketing, and digital outreach. 

Sunny is motivated by her commitment to local communities through the exchange of cultures. At Penn, Sunny worked as a vice president for the Wharton China Association, where she aimed to build a supportive and inclusive Chinese-speaking community. Outside of school, Sunny worked continuously with the NGO organization Project Nous, bringing liberal arts education to high schoolers from underprivileged cities in China. Sunny hosted viewing sessions and seminars on modern Chinese films and global film history. 

Sunny is a plant lover, and she takes care of 7 plants (for now). She enjoys yoga, hiking, and film photography. Her favorite book is Bleak House by Charles Dickens.