San Jose, California • Class of 2024
By all accounts, recent Think the Vote debate winner Megan Luong is well-suited to be one of the leaders of tomorrow once she graduates next year.
Megan is a student at Notre Dame High School in San Jose, Calif., and counts Philosophy and her AP Psychology, U.S. History, and World History classes as her favorites. She is also a member of her school’s United Nations Model club and a board leader in the Asian-American and Pacific Islander Coalition. Megan also works with her local chapters of Rotary International, among other groups.
“I would say language learning is one of the academic endeavors I truly value because of its ability to bridge cultural differences,” Megan said. “I am fluent in Vietnamese and English, but I am actively studying Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and German.”
Climate change and the environment are very important to Megan, among other issues.
“I am passionate about education and job opportunities, such as ways to combat the rising cost of education and increasing the availability of well-paying jobs,” Megan said. “Particularly for immigrants who face cultural and language barriers and youth from historically underrepresented backgrounds.”
Megan is also interested in ethical technology and mental health, “especially since my generation has grown up in an age of rapidly increasing rates of anxiety and depression, and technology’s role in our daily lives often directly affects our mental processes,” she said.
Megan is an avid reader in her spare time and enjoys painting, martial arts, and traveling.