Katrina Wong (KVW) returned to Canada, after spending majority of her tender years in Singapore, to attend the University of Victoria, where she completed a BSc Double Major in Biology and English Literature. Somewhere in the gaps between lectures, labs and sleep she started writing a sartorial column for The Martlet, which led to a series of writing gigs that somehow turned into this thing she needed to pursue. Now based in Vancouver, she continues to contribute to Nakid Magazine while undertaking new editorial roles with Ricepaper, Science Borealis, and Discorder Magazine. She dreams of tying together Science and Art by immersing the subjects of her fancy in the products of her amateur design techniques. And of seeing a giant manta ray in its natural habitat.
You’ve worked at Nakid Magazine (an art magazine based in Los Angeles, USA). Could you tell us more about it?
You’ve written about cultural competency in higher education. What is it, and what does it mean for those of us who know nothing about it?
You’ve written an insider report for the 2014 Maclean’s Canadian Universities Guidebook on behalf of the University of Victoria (UVic). Tell us more about that experience? How did you get that opportunity?
What does “Asian Canadian” mean to you?
You’re mom is Korean and your dad is Chinese. What was it like growing up in such a household and in Singapore? How did you develop your personal and cultural identity?
What would be your dream job?
What’s your vision for Ricepaper? What hopes and dreams do you have in your editorial role at Ricepaper?
What’s your favourite quote?