Photos with Jennifer Dong
Jennifer Dong is an American born Chinese raised in New York City, a place that is filled with unlimited opportunities and styles. Growing up, she was like every other child whom had dreams about the pursuit of multiple occupations. As a result, her curiosity only grew stronger and stronger as she begun to explore the limitless characters that filled this world. Since she was curious about the many different people she could become, one can only imagine how difficult it is to find one specific area in which sincerely resonated with her. Read more... that she developed a growing interest in the expressiveness that art provides. Similar to how New York City is filled with many different mixtures of personality and characters, art is filled with the mixture of expressions and emotions. She felt like art can express the lifelong curiosities that she continues to experience. She continued the path of art until today in which she continues to study Digital Arts & Design and Art Studio in College. She is not only an artist, but a dancer as well. Her passion for dancing derived from her exploration for an elective course during middle school in which she learned modern dancing. As the years passed, she explored many different flavors of dance while partaking in multiple types of dances such as Hip-Hop, Pop, K pop, etc. Her first performance was at Stony Brook University for one of their events. However, she shortly began to develop interest in other types of art in which further increased her ability to fully express herself: modeling and acting.Although she tried to pursue the goal of modeling/acting and gain experience in this particular type of art, her motivation quickly diminished after she had been scammed by an agency which pretended to help her. As a result, she continued to go to school and explore the many more possibilities that this world provided her. Three years later, she had realized that there were nothing else that she enjoyed as much as modeling & acting and thus, she tried once more. Throughout those years of continued exploration, she had gained the determination, perseverance, and resilience needed in order to pursue this type of artistic occupation. Up until today and for the rest of her future, she will continue to explore the lifelong process of self-expression and continue to grow in order to become a better character.