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Name: Richmond Wong
Exchange Destination: UK - England
Award Name: University of Roehampton Summer Institute
Host Institution: University of Roehampton
Home Institution: Cornell University
Level Of Study: Undergraduate
Award Year: 2011-12
Richmond Wong was born in White Plains, New York, but has spent most of his life in Rowland Heights, California. He graduated salutatorian from Rowland High School, where he was President of the Math Club, President and Woodwind Captain in the Band, and Treasurer of the National Honor Society. He currently attends Cornell University, where he plans to major in Science and Technology Studies. He is involved in undergraduate research in the Information Science Department, studying how technology can help users reflect on their lives and have a greater feeling of organization. He also participates in the Cornell University Program Board, assisting with productions featuring comedians, speakers, and other presenters, and Wind Symphony as a clarinet player. His other interests include web programming and design, composing music, following politics, watching television and spending time with friends. As a participant in the Fulbright Roehampton University Summer Institute, Richmond is excited to gain a more global perspective on cultural issues in science, be immersed in UK culture, and share his experience with others in America.
Read about his experience on his blog.