Name: Luona Wang
Graduation Year: 2015
Sport: Women’s Fencing
- What does the experience of being a Penn student-athlete mean to you?
It’s such an amazing experience! I love being on a team! Fencing has always been an individual sport, but unbelievable results happen when the top, talented fencers work on a team! We’re all really close and supportive of each other both on the fencing strip and off the strip. Sports balance really well with school - don’t have to be burned out with school, and it keeps you in shape too! Also, it means getting to know the other sports’ athletes, branch out, make new friends. I absolutely love being a Penn student-athlete!
- High school?
Vestavia Hills High School
- College and Major?
College of Arts and Science: East Asian Languages and Civilizations, concentration in Chinese
- Favorite Penn Sports moment to date?
Finishing 2nd at the NCAA as a freshman
- Favorite Class to date?
Filial Piety in Chinese culture, helped me better understand the purpose of it in Chinese culture
- What does life after Penn look like (i.e.- ideal job, where you live, what will make you happy)?
Ideally, I would like to work in Shanghai in the Healthcare industry, helping China develop its Healthcare system. I really want to make an impact in China, so it actually doesn’t matter what I do, as long as I know I’m making a positive impact
- Ultimate career goal?
Get a masters in public health or health administration or go to medical school
- Favorite place to eat on campus?
All the food trucks! or Saigon and Korearana
- Favorite place to eat off campus?
Don’t have one, Philly has way too many delicious restaurants! Restaurant week!
- Favorite Penn sporting event to attend (other than your own sport)?
Football cause I’m from Bama or gymnastics cause I admire how they can tumble
- iPhone or Android?
I have an iPhone but also have an Samsung Note 8 tablet, so both if that’s a choice
- What’s currently on your iPod?
Pop, Chinese Pop, Contemporary Christian, and Country
- What’s on your DVR?
Lots of movies! especially animation, adventure, and action movies!
- What’s the one place in Philly you take all those who visit you?
Chinatown!!! then walk back to campus so they get to see Center City and burn off all that food, and Penn of course, our campus is gorgeous!