New PHD Director Spotlight

Dr. Angela Chuan-Ru Chen

Dr. Angela Chuan-Ru Chen

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Angela Chuan-Ru Chen as the new Pre-Health Dreamers Project Director! Angela was selected among a competitive applicant pool based on her strong experience as an educator to undocumented college students, her motivations to engage in institutional advocacy efforts, and her relevant educational background. Having been undocumented herself for 16 years, her experiences as an undocumented student throughout her undergraduate career has been an influence for her passion to support the undocumented student community.

Angela most recently worked as the Director of the Undocumented Student Program at UCLA which served over 500 undocumented students, launched new programming, and built resources across campus departments to better serve undocumented students. We’re confident these skills will help her serve the pre-health undocumented community.

Additionally, Angela‘s institutional advocacy includes leading University of California system-wide efforts to increase awareness about policies that impact undocumented students and guiding universities across the nation to develop support programs for undocumented youth. Angela‘s experience in improving institutional practices will expand PHD’s efforts to increase access to health careers for the undocumented community.

Moreover, Angela completed academic training in UCLA’s Graduate School of Education which will strengthen PHD’s mission and strategic planning to engage in effective and impactful work.

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Pre-Health Dreamers Partners with E4FC Creative Writing Program

Calling All Bay Area Pre-Health Dreamers:

This summer from July 8th to August 25th E4FC and PhD will partner to host an Immigration and Healthcare creative writing course. We invite all young undocumented people in the local Bay Area to join the healthcare course.

In these workshops, you’ll explore creative writing as a way to communicate your experience in a compelling way. You’ll write personal narratives based on your immigration story, share and discuss your narratives with other undocumented young people, and finally, present one polished story at E4FC’s summer celebration on August 25th.

Applications Are Due by June 23rd: http://goo.gl/3k4pn (Follow this link for more details)

Please note: There is NO cost for participating in these workshops.