equality, empathy & kindness
Nineteen-year-old Grace Wong promotes empathy, equality and kindness in everything she does. A first-year at Wellesley College, Grace is committed to sharing the voices and stories of the underrepresented. From issues facing women and girls globally to youth voices and marginalized communities, Grace believes in the power of storytelling.
Grace is currently an Editorial Fellow at The Tempest. She is a contributing writer for Girls Globe. Grace covered the 2016 elections as Millennial-in-Chief at Political Storm. Grace blogs for the Huffington Post, UN Foundation blog, and MTV Founders. In the autumn of 2016 Grace received the UN Association of the America Blogger Fellowship for the +SocialGood summit.
At Wellesley College, Grace is a 2017-2018 Adam Smith Fellow at the Freedom Project. Grace's research is rooted in free-speech and limitations to free-speech in hybrid regimes. Grace is a content editor for an Asian-American editorial, GenerAsians and the Wellesley College International Relations Council Journal.
Grace served on the national Teen Advisor board for the United Nations Foundation's Girl Up Campaign from 2015-2016. She also led the Girl Up Oregon Coalition from 2016-2017.
Along with her UN Foundation work, Grace has worked as a teen liaison for the United Nations Association of America to build more programs for youth and young professionals. She serves on the communications committee for the national United Nations Association. In 2016 she joined the board of UNA Portland to expand their programming and promote national initiatives on the local level.
In the summer of 2015, Grace went to Rwanda with the United States Department of State for three and a half weeks to promote women in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics). While in Rwanda, Grace worked to prototype a solar powered wifi hotspot, which she later presented to the First Lady of Rwanda, Jeanette Kagme.
Grace represented Allegra Villevilla Photography from 2016-2017. In the fall of 2016 she was also featured in Miss Lopez Media's Women of Color in Portland series.
Grace is a native Oregonian and is proud to call Portland home. In her free time, Grace reads the news, plays with her dog, and attempts to grow succulents.