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Asian American & Pacific Islander Alumni Spotlight

This is Oscar Wong, from the class of 2015. Oscar is currently an MBA student at The Wharton School. Last summer, he led growth and business operations as employee #10 at Vowel, an early stage software company. Before business school he worked at Google/YouTube in the US and Asia where he launched multiple products and programs including Grow with Google, the company’s largest economic impact initiative to date. Oscar was a first-generation college student at Stanford University where he studied Economics and Management Science & Engineering. 

He’s inspired by his parents and the obstacles they have overcome together: “As the proud son of Vietnamese refugees and a first-generation college student, I realize that I not only represent the realization of the dream of an immigrant family, but also set an example for other fellow immigrants who have overcome similar obstacles. We all rise by lifting others up.” 

For #AAPIheritagemonth he advises students to “Seek mentors and pay it forward.” Connect with Arthur on the Stanford Alumni Mentoring (SAM) platform at mentoring.stanford.edu.

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