This month we are shining the spotlight on Pamela Wu (mother of Audrey and Jaslyn Wu), a prominent figure at Whitney Young.
When did you join the Whitney Young community?
I joined the Whitney Young community when my two daughters were admitted to Whitney Young during their freshman year of high school. I wanted to immediately become involved with the school and the Whitney Young community, so I joined Friends of Whitney Young in order to meet Whitney Young parents and make a positive impact on my children and other children attending Whitney Young.
When you’re not at Whitney Young what do you do?
I am a swimming official, and I officiate my two daughters’ swimming competitions. My daughters, Audrey and Jaslyn, are two very talented swimmers, and I am very proud of them and their accomplishments. I officiate boys’ and girls’ swimming competitions during weeknights and weekends, which can be tiring at times. However, I remember the importance of my daughters’ success, and I enjoy seeing them follow their dreams and enjoying life.
What is the most difficult aspect of managing your family life and work life?
I would say the most difficult aspect of managing my family life and work life would probably be the tiring hours I work and how it affects what I do at home. After a long day of officiating, I have to cook meals for my family and do other household related chores, so it occasionally becomes difficult to manage those responsibilities due to how exhausting my everyday life can be.
What advice would you give to other parents who are trying to get involved at Whitney Young?
I would tell them to make sure that they are avidly involved in the Whitney Young community and in their child’s school life. Whether it is helping plan events, making rule changes, or learning about new school activities, being involved always allows parents to be aware of what is going on within the school, and that is important if you want your child to have the best possible school experience.