Assistant Professor of Engineering
Dr. Elaine Wong was born and raised in Southern California. Growing up with a non-Christian background, encountering God in a powerful way dramatically changed the trajectory of her life. She has a passion to see God’s glory and beauty transform and heal people’s lives (Isaiah 61). College was a time where she found her passion to pursue her graduate studies in building small-scale water treatment systems for developing countries, especially for locations with excessive fluoride concentrations in their drinking water. Wong has a passion for engineering because engineers can apply knowledge from the sciences and build and create things that will solve real-world problems. Wong holds her bachelor, master’s and doctoral degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California Los Angeles. She is officially joining Biola faculty after two years of teaching engineering, chemistry and physics courses as an adjunct faculty member at Biola. Wong has served alongside her husband in campus ministry for over 14 years.