Winnie Chen is a parent with a child in SFUSD who will be attending middle school and a member of the Citizen's Advisory Committee for Special Education under SELPA. She believes in supporting the public school system and has interests in Special Education Policy and K-12 Pedagogy. Ms. Chen resides in San Francisco’s District 8.
While in graduate school, Ms. Chen participated in Upward Bound at Oakland High School as part of her practicum. She helped refugee students fill out college applications and write college essays. Using her skills in Cantonese, she was able to encourage Vietnamese and Chinese students by sharing her story of immigrating to the United States at 4 years old to find common ground in the challenges of assimilating to a new culture.
Ms. Chen holds a BA from San Francisco State University and Broadcast Electronic Communication Art and a MA from Holy Name University in Culture and Creation Studies.