Updated bio: Vivian Wang is an incoming freshman exploring computer science, journalism, and foreign languages at Stanford University. Although Vivian won't be as active on HSI, she'll still be writing in college, so be sure to follow her journey on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/visitvivian)! High school bio: Vivian Wang is a Los Angeles Times High School Insider Student Advisory Board Member and a junior at Valencia High School in Placentia, California studying to earn her International Baccalaureate Diploma. In Vivian's free time, she loves to tune into podcasts (favorite right now is Techsetters!), bake chocolate chip cookies, teach dance, visit Disneyland, play badminton, code, and write. While in middle school, Vivian enjoyed being the Editor for the Food and Travel Section of her schoolwide newspaper and discovered the various facets of journalism and how writing can connect to all facets of life. She now writes for her school's online magazine, El Tigre. Vivian especially enjoys winding down after a long day at school and drafting articles for her column, Mindfulness Matters, a column that highlights ways that high school students can maintain mindfulness, self-care, and mental well-being through the chaos of high school. Bytes of Tech is Vivian's second column, a column highlighting the bridge of the gender gap in STEM and the role of technology in Generation Z.
As a journalist fanatic, community service enthusiast, and STEM geek, Vivian enjoys fusing her passions, especially expressing her passion for her nonprofit, Linens N Love, and STEM through her column titled Bytes of Tech. In the future, Vivian aspires to write for the technology section of the Los Angeles Times.
Vivian's work with Linens N Love, STEM, and the Los Angeles Times HS Insider has garnered her recognition as a 2020 General Motors STEM Changemaker, 2021 United Nations Ambassador, 2020 George H.W. Bush Points of Light Inspiration Honor Roll Honoree, 2018 DHL Youth Fellow, 2019 & 2020 United States Presidential Volunteer Service Gold Award Winner, 2020 National Center for Women & Information Technology Winner, 2020 Writer's Digest Annual Competition Winner, 2019 WE Day California Guest Speaker, and 2019 & 2020 College Board AP Scholar.