B. Joanna Chen

(she/her/hers) Organizational Development Senior Coordinator
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B. Joanna Chen joined YW Boston in March 2020. As the LeadBoston Program Associate, she supports LeadBoston participants and alum as they work to become more inclusive leaders and to advance equity, inclusion, and diversity across their organizations. 

Joanna has worked as a writing tutor, a prison education teaching assistant, a specialty running store shoe-fitter, a college verse and composition instructor, and, most recently, a 3D printing channel support agent. 

Born in Grand Rapids, MI to Taiwanese-Chinese parents who immigrated to the States, Joanna holds a bachelor’s in English and Sociology and minors in Inequality Studies and Asian American Studies from Cornell University. She received her Master’s in Fine Arts in Poetry from the University of Oregon, where she served as a department steward for the graduate student union. She is a VONA (Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation) alum. 



B. Joanna Chen