Jenny Wong

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Leadership & Volunteering

Philanthropic Engagement

January 2021 - July 2022

Founder of LineHayat

I plan and oversee project related to mental well-being issues of university students. I coordinate a large and diverse team. I optimise and improve processes and the overall approach where necessary.

March 2021 - July 2021

Journalism Intern 

I wrote science content for in Science Media Centre Malaysia. I contacted and interviewed local scientists for publications. I published two items in total during my internship.

September 2019 - August 2021

Class Representative

I was the spokesperson for students and lecturers. I maintained welfare of students in my major, Animal Biology Department.

July 2019 - March 2021

Chinese Teacher & Interpreter

I did Chinese-English interpretation for non-Chinese students. I also gave Chinese lessons to a foreign student.

December 2019 - February 2020

Animal Welfare Worker

I used to volunteer in Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Penang.

Recognitions & Awards

Professional Achievements

UC Riverside Graduate Admission

I was offered admission to a fully funded PhD program in Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) for Fall 2022.

Winner of Transdisciplinary Grand Challenge 2021 

I won a final year project poster competition in Information & Communication Technology category. See my poster here.

Top 10 Young Talents 2021 

I was crowned as one of the Top 10 Young Talents 2021 by prestigious jury. Issued by MonStar Asia. Watch the jury's remark at here

Dean’s List Award 

I obtained the award for 6 consecutive semesters during my undergraduate study.

Winner of Pitch@USM Competition 2021 

I was awarded a grant for a skill-based volunteering project LineHayat.

2nd Prize in WWF Water Vanguards Challenge 2020

Outreach & Participations

Co-curricular Activities

Poject Lead 

LineHayat, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

January 2021 - July 2022

I delivered talks rerelated to mental health and entrepreneurship. Managed programs and social media accounts to raise mental health awareness.

Program Coordinator

Division of Industry & Community Network (BJIM), USM

October 2021 - December 2021

I assisted in the Career Advancement Program, named Intel/Jabil USM Industry 4.0 Readiness Program in collaboration with The Ministry of Higher Education. We conducted classes with invited trainers for unemployed graduates from public universities in Malaysia. 


Youth United For Earth (YUFE) Mentorship Programme

January 2021 - June 2021

I reviewed and discussed sustainability-related issues. I assisted science journalism-related projects for Science Media Centre Malaysia.


Japan-ASEAN Student Council 2021, Multilateral Interaction with Students (MIS), University of Tokyo

February 2021 

I represented Malaysia and discussed topics related to post-COVID-19 sustainability issues in tourism. 


ASEAN Online Summer Seminar 2020, Osaka University, Japan

February 2021 - March 2021

I learned and wrote reports on Applied and Engineering Physics related topics.

Basketball Player

Women's College Basketballl Team for USM 

March 2019 - March 2020

I played professionally for university team. I participated in a few competitions.

Talks & Interviews

Public Engagements


November 10, 2022 

R'Culture Presentations at University of California, Riverside

I gave a presentations on Malaysia.


March 20, 2022 

Career vs. Passion: Should You Choose a Job You Love or One That Pays? at AIESEC Penang

I engaged in a deep discussion with other panellists to discuss career and passion. 


October 22, 2021 

Undergraduate Orientation at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

I delivered a talk for 21/22 new intakes discussing topics related to COVID-19, university students and mental health awareness. This talk was live-streamed on Facebook with over 7.8k views. My talk starts at 1:00:50.

Radio Guest 

September 20, 2021 

Unboxing Borneo Show at CITYPlus Kuching Radio Podcast

I discussed topics on radio related to mental well-being of university students and project LineHayat. The podcast can be found on Spotify.

Guest Speaker 

September 2, 2021 

The 52nd Committee Camp at Chinese Students Association (PBT) USM

I delivered a talk on effective project management and mental well-being of university students.


August 8, 2021 

Youth Breakthrough: Mental Health Matters in Leadership at AIESEC Penang

I discussed topics related to youth leadership with other esteemed panellists.


January 17, 2021 

A Meeting between Students, Lecturers and Top Management at the School of Biological Sciences, USM

I delivered a speech on welfare and mental well-being of students especially related to the online learning environment  in the midst of pandemic.


Transdisciplinary Grand Challenge Winning Poster


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