Woan Foong Wong is an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at the University of Oregon. Woan Foong is an international trade economist who studies how trade frictions, in the form of transportation technology and trade policies, shape economic activity, firm outcomes, and trade flows. She has been awarded the Sundaran Memorial Prize for Young Malaysian Researchers 2018-19 by the World Bank Development Research Group, and her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Bureau of Economic Research, United States Department of Transportation, and Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia. A Malaysian native, she completed dual Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Music Composition at Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music, as well as earned her Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to graduate school, she was a Research Analyst at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.