DECA and FBLA
Serena Wang is currently a high school junior from Canada in the IB Diploma Programme, who is most passionate about going beyond the classroom to see how courses such as history and economics operate in a real-world context. She has also self-studied multiple AP exams to challenge herself academically and delve into subject areas of interest, including economics, psychology and French.
In her free time, Serena is an avid reader of both fiction and nonfiction books. Through her love of reading and humanities, she has developed an interest in human behaviours, how people interact with each other within different communities, and how external influences can shape mindsets and actions.
Along with the social sciences, she is also passionate about business and entrepreneurship, participating in DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) business case competitions and winning numerous awards throughout her high school career. With training positions in DECA and FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), Serena wants to directly engage her peers through mentoring and sharing her knowledge. She is currently involved in various youth-run organisations focused on educating youth in areas such as public speaking, medicine, and business.
Serena is extremely passionate about social issues affecting teens around the world, specifically those exacerbated by our increasing use of online media platforms. Many teens’ mindsets are constantly being shaped by online influences, which are often detrimental to mental health and self-esteem. She plans to utilize her leadership and advocacy skills from these experiences to create her own organization which focuses on providing support for teens with eating disorders, specifically those affected by the negative effects of social media.
In the future, she wants to study business and politics to understand how people are impacted by different economic and sociopolitical factors in their everyday lives. She hopes to integrate the two in order to address real-world problems youth face on a higher level of impact.