A Reunion Too Soon
Jenny Low Wong came to live with an aunt in New York City when she was 12 years old, because her family in Venezuela thought there was more opportunity for her here. And there was, although she ended up finding success by looking back at the part of the world she came from.
Ms. Wong, at 25, had just been promoted to assistant vice president of Marsh & McLennan, in the market information group. Ms. Wong, fluent in English, Spanish and Cantonese, was in charge of analyzing the Latin American market.
Her parents were originally from China, said her sister, Mary Low Wong, and moved to Venezuela as children with their parents. One by one, their three children came to the United States. Ms. Wong and her brother, William, planned to go to San Francisco, where Mary Low Wong moved this summer, to spend Thanksgiving together. Instead, the family had an unplanned reunion after Sept. 11. Ms. Wong's parents came from Venezuela, and her maternal grandmother from Hong Kong.
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on October 9, 2001.