Alia Wong is an award-winning journalist who currently oversees and writes for The Atlantic’s education section. She formerly worked for Honolulu Civil Beat, where she reported on K-12 and higher education. She was the recipient of two national awards from the Education Writers Association for work she did for Civil Beat, including the first place prize for a diverse collection of education-related news articles and second place for a series she wrote on several charter schools on Hawaii’s Big Island.
Alia graduated summa cum laude from Boston University in May 2012 with degrees in journalism and Latin American studies. She was one of four students in her graduating class to attend the university as a Martin Luther King Jr. scholar, which entailed a four-year full-tuition merit scholarship and leadership responsibilities at the university’s multicultural center. As an undergraduate she collaborated with the Boston University graduate professor Adela Pineda to conduct research on the immediate and long-lasting impacts of the Mexican Revolution on United States policy, diplomacy and intellectual thought. The project was published as part of the 2013 book Open Borders to a Revolution: Culture, Politics, and Migration.
Alia’s resume is available upon request.