Introducing EDS Mentor: Annie Gong

Hello! My name is Annie Gong and I am excited to be an Eco-Digital Storytellers Mentor with UConn’s NRCA for the 2024 spring semester. I’m currently a junior majoring in Digital Media Design, with a concentration in Motion Design & Animation.


I have been interested in all mediums of art my entire life, and taking art classes in and out of school since a little kid has led me to win multiple awards and scholarships. You can see what projects I’m currently working on in my portfolio!


I was inspired to be an Eco-Digital Storytellers mentor because the ability to inspire others while also contributing to a positive change towards the future with creativity resonates with me. As an artist, I have always observed and connected with the environment around me. Serving as a creative mentor enables me to show people the potential of these skills to raise awareness about environmental issues.


Outside of class and work hours, I like to read, skateboard, and eat snacks (I’m always hungry). You can also find me staying active at the gym working out or playing volleyball. I also love all animals. Overall, I enjoy spending time outdoors and exploring!





NRCA’s Eco-Digital Storytellers is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers program. The material on this webpage is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 2148606. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.