Rebecca Chen

Cohort Year:
2021
Home Institution:

University of Pittsburgh | Oakland

Heinz Programming Area:
Learning
Bio:
Rebecca is a Philly native, raised in a Teochew-Cambodian-Vietnamese household. She is currently a junior majoring in Marketing while pursuing a minor in Chinese and a certificate in International Business. Her passion for advocacy and social justice was fostered in high school through her work with the Philly-based organization, Asian Americans United (AAU). It was rejuvenated in university through her time as a Programming Member for the East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU) 2020 Pittsburgh Conference. Outside of advocacy, she enjoys learning new languages, painting, dancing, and baking. Growing up in a household with a complicated immigration story, her experience and culture do not fall perfectly into strictly Chinese or Vietnamese or Cambodian. She found it hard to fully connect with either side of her cultural identity. She hopes that through her study abroad experience, she’ll be able to work on connecting with all sides of her identity, beginning with China. In the future, she looks forward to also exploring her Vietnamese and Cambodian sides.