Natasha C. Wong, ’97 Political Science

Job title: 
Director and Secretary, Avery-Tsui Foundation

Ms. 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 referral to free financial literacy courses to low-income Chinese people. 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 oldest private language school in San Diego, and led the school’s accreditation from various school districts. She currently serves as the vice president 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 is also on the board of directors of San Diego Balboa Park’s House of China. As an advocate for Chinese culture and education, Ms. Wong is the co-founder of San Diego’s first fully licensed Chinese bilingual preschool. She also loves to cook, travel, and spend time with her family.