Kimberly Chen earned her Master in Public Administration from the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy. She is also a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned her B.A. in Ethnic Studies and Gender & Women’s Studies. Kimberly is driven to advance social justice through sound public policy and effective, accountable public administration.
Before joining CPEHN, she served as staff in the California State Assembly, where she worked on transportation, environmental, language access, and taxation issues. Kimberly also worked with the Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color, advocating for improved social, emotional, and economic outcomes for Asian and Pacific Islander boys and young men. She volunteers as a Youth Advisor to the Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project, a conference dedicated to developing civic participation, leadership, and interest in public service for API high school students in California. Kimberly is an alumna of the Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program.