Intern Spotlight: Shuo Wang

Learning Life intern, Shuo Wang, who goes by Gladys, hails from China, and is currently a graduate student pursuing a Master’s Degree in Information Systems Technology at the George Washington University School of Business. Gladys interned with Learning Life in her fall semester 2014 and quickly proved her skills in web development by carrying out a variety of edits, additions and redesigns to Learning Life’s website.  Her work since has included constructing the website for our partner, Signia Surfaces using WordPress.  Gladys kindly took some time out from her work to answer some questions about herself.

Thanks to Learning Life writer, Craig Gusmann, for drafting Gladys’ profile.


Gladys Shuo WangWhere were you born?  I was born in Jilin Province in northeastern China.

What did you want to be when you were a child?  I wanted to be a singer or an actress.

What are your hobbies?  I like to play musical instruments, especially the violin and “Guqin,” a traditional Chinese wood instrument with seven strings.  I began playing when I was seven years old. I didn’t like it at first, but now I enjoy playing.

Do you have any secret talents?  I prefer to keep it a secret.  🙂

What talents or skills do you wish you had or hope to someday learn?  I would like to develop my skills in tasting and appreciating food and wine.  It would be great if I can make all my favorite dishes myself.

What is your fondest childhood memory?  Going camping with my family. We camped in parks in my hometown and played card games. Our camping trips were not extraordinary, but they are memorable because I was surrounded by the people I love.

What is your dream vacation?  Vacationing in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s home country of Austria.  I fell in love with Mozart’s music when I was 15 years old and still love his music.

What do you want to become in life?

In the immediate future, I would like to find paid work as a web developer in the USA when I graduate in May 2015.  But long-term, I just want to be strong, independent and happy.

Why did you choose to intern with Learning Life?

It is meaningful to work for Learning Life to help spread knowledge to more people. Nothing in life can make people feel more useful and satisfied than helping other people.

Are there any other interesting things about yourself you would like to share?

I am a successful matchmaker.