University: Harvard University
Current/Recent Course: English
Yen will graduate from Harvard this year, where she majors in English. A John Harvard Scholar, she completed a thesis on representations of female experience in contemporary literature. Yen has a broad range of academic, creative and social justice interests that often intersect. She interned at the Harvard College Women's Center. In 2014 she worked at n+1 magazine and served as fiction editor of the Harvard Advocate, where she championed issues of inclusivity and diversity in the arts. She has hosted a radio show on WHRB 95.3FM, interned at an education non-profit in New York, served as an overnight shift volunteer at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, and co-led a Habitat for Humanity trip to Decatur, Alabama. Before transferring to Harvard, she volunteered for many years with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition. She speaks Vietnamese, French and Italian. At Oxford, she will pursue an M.St in English (1900-Present) and an M.St in Film Aesthetics.