Stephanie Wong (黃詠賢) is a fourth-year student at UC Berkeley studying towards her double bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Global Studies. She brings five years of nonprofit management, political campaign and government relations experience to the Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC), where she currently serves as a second-term senator. Representing more than 40,000 undergraduates at UC Berkeley, Stephanie has written legislation to increase risk management practices within student organizations, worked with small businesses, and led successful negotiations with campus administration.
A proud Californian, Stephanie is heavily shaped by her family’s background and movement around the Bay Area. Growing up in a Cantonese-speaking household, she witnessed the importance of language to accessing housing stability, class mobility, and one’s legal rights. This critical life experience has led Stephanie to Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO), where she uses her language and research skills to connect community members with legal relief.
Stephanie believes that language is an incredibly powerful tool — one that can transcend cultural and racial barriers. She looks forward to centering language in conversations with CA FWD surrounding AA NHPI home ownership, racial justice, and economic mobility.