Natasha C. Wong, ’97 Political Science

Job title: 
Vice Chair, Avery-Tsui Foundation

Natasha Wong began her career in San Diego as the executive director of the Chinese Service Center. Under her leadership, the center provided social services ranging from job referrals to free financial literacy courses to low-income Chinese. She helped implement the first IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program for the mono-lingual Chinese community and ensured that hundreds of Chinese restaurant workers earned food sanitation training from the San Diego Health Department. Ms. Wong was also the principal of the Chinese School of San Diego, the city’s oldest private language school, and led the school’s accreditation from various school districts. She currently serves as the vice chair of the Avery Tsui Foundation, as a trustee of the Stephen Hawking Professorship at Cambridge University, and on the San Diego Mayor’s Asian and Pacific Islanders Advisory Board. She also currently serves as a San Diego City Commissioner on the Status of Women and as a trustee of the San Diego County Employee Retirement Board Association.  As a supporter of Chinese culture and education, Ms. Wong is the co-founder of San Diego’s first fully licensed Chinese bilingual preschool and the President of San Diego Balboa Park’s House of China.