Dr. Joan ChenPresident, Chair
Term: 2018-2019, 2020-2021
Dr. Joan Chen received her Ph.D in Biology from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Passionate about science, Dr. Joan Chen has devoted lots of her time to promote science education in the San Diego region. She was the head coach of the Carmel Valley Middle School Science Olympiad team for two years, and now serves in the San Diego Regional Science Olympiad steering committee. In addition to the science field, Joan has also been actively involved in community service, working with organizations such as the San Diego Coastkeeper to do beach-cleanups, participating in the San Diego Asian Youth Organization (SDAYO) and Pan Pacific Law Enforcement Association’s 8th annual Rice Drive, and participating in Torrey Hills Elementary school’s 7/11 planning. Joan strongly advocates and wishes to promote more involvement of Chinese Americans in public affairs during her term in SDAAFE.