Born and raised in Northridge, California to a Chinese-Vietnamese immigrant family, Gwendolyn Wu grew up speaking a variety of languages, including Cantonese, English, Vietnamese and Mandarin. She has had a passion for reading and writing since early childhood and decided to pursue journalism in high school. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and History and a Minor in Professional Writing. Wu currently writes the “Houston How To” series and covers the healthcare industry for the Houston Chronicle. She is one of the ten journalists selected nationwide for the 2018-2020 Hearst Journalism Fellowship. She is also actively involved in the Asian American Journalists Association.