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Student Spotlight: Jessica Wong

Student Spotlight: Jessica Wong

Major: Psychology

Sport: Soccer

Year: Junior

 

What is your full name?

Jessica Junn Wong

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Portland, Oregon

What is one of your favorite places to go/favorite things to do in your hometown?

My favorite place to go and favorite thing to do while I'm home is to go to Mt. Hood and go skiing with my family.

How long have you been competing in your sport?

I've been playing soccer for 15 years now.

Who/What got you into your sport?

My dad got me into soccer because he played all through college, so he signed me up when I was little and I just loved it. My dad was actually my coach for 5 years while I was playing rec soccer.

What is your favorite thing about your sport?

My favorite thing about soccer is how your team becomes your family.

On a free Saturday with no homework or plans, what would your ideal day look like?

My ideal day would involve going skiing or just hanging out with my friends and it would include donuts at some point during the day.

What's something in the Bay Area that you really want to visit or see?

I want to go to the Oakland Museum of California.

What is your favorite thing about Mills?

My favorite thing about Mills is how beautiful and peaceful the campus is.

What is your favorite color?

Pink

What is your favorite food/drink?

My favorite food/drink is either donuts, mint oreo milkshkes, or coffee.

What song do you have on repeat right now?

Talk - Khalid, Disclosure

Is there anything that you are doing outside of athletics that you are super passionate about?

I'm really passionate about my major (which takes up a lot of my time) and about becoming a physical therapist, so I've been doing internships during the summer at physical therapy offices to get observation hours.

What is something you want to do before you graduate?

Before I graduate I want to complete a full season of soccer where I don't have to miss any games because of injury.

What is your favorite class of the spring semester and why?

My favorite class this semester is Health Psychology because it really encapsulates what interests me the most about psychology (how psychological, behavioral, and cultural factors contribute to overall health).