Wong, Joansandy

Seeking Ph.D., Rhetoric and Language Studies

Email:  jmwong@utexas.edu

Hometown: Born in Miami, Florida but mainly grew up in Fort Hood, Texas

BA Degree: Baylor University
Interdisciplinary Scholar with a BA in Political Science and in Speech Communications

MA Degree: Baylor University
Communication Studies

Current research interests:  Strategies that the marginalized and silenced can and have employed to empower themselves.

Projected graduation date: Spring 2016

Outside hobbies & interests: I enjoy Science Fiction and Fantasy books, TV shows, and movies.  Yes, I like Star Trek, Dr. Who, and Game of Thrones. I also enjoy reading comic books and playing games; in fact, we own Tribe Comics and Games in South Austin.  

What you think makes UT or Austin unique, cool, or "weird": The people!  I love the fact that strangers will strike up a conversation with me while I'm getting my caffeine fix at Epoch.  I totally dig all the small, locally owned businesses and all the delicious trailers hidden throughout the city.