Alia Wong is an award-winning reporter based in Washington, D.C., who covers inequities in education for USA TODAY

Alia previously worked as a staff writer and associate editor at The Atlantic, where she developed its education section. Born and raised in Hawai‘i, she began her journalism career as a reporter at Honolulu Civil Beat.

Alia graduated summa cum laude from Boston University in May 2012 with degrees in journalism and Latin American studies. She attended BU as a Martin Luther King Jr. scholar.

>>> Alia’s resume is available upon request.