Tong received her bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook University where she studied with Elena Yarritu and Conor Nelson. She is currently studying with Ray Furuta who teaches at Santa Clara university and San Jose State University. She attended and performed for Carol Wincenc at several of her masterclasses. Past teachers also include Magali Mosnier who holds the principle flute position in the France Radio Symphony Orchestra and Gilbert Kalish who is a world renowned pianist who has worn many hat through out his career. She is an active member of the San Jose State Woodwind Quintet and she wishes to help younger flutists develop a love for their own flute playing.