Astria Wong was born and raised as a British Citizen in Hong Kong. When she came to the United States for her college education at California State University. Long Beach, she studied College Vocational Education which at that time was an unusual major for Asians to study. Astria has a lifetime Community College teaching certificate from UCLA.
During her years in the corporate world, she was Regional Sales Coordinator of both Revlon and J.C. Penney. She was also the first National Director for Delineal International Cosmetics, Inc.
Astria decided to run for public office and experienced the subtle inequity of being a woman and having a woman owned real estate business. She served on the Board as a Director of the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors for 4 years.
Answering a community call within, Astria is a recipient of the Arizona Who Care award and the Scottsdale Unsung Hero Merit Award. She was a volunteer Mediator for the Arizona Attorney General Office Civil Rights Division.
Expressing her heritage, Astria is a court and medical interpreter fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese when called upon to assist Asian immigrants in need of help.
Currently, she is on the Chancellor’s Advisory Board of Maricopa Community Colleges and the Rising Asian Pacific American Coalition in Las Vegas.
Her commitment to the Asian American community began in the 1990s. Now, she is honored to serve as National Treasurer of OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates.