About me

Yue Chen


About me:

I currently teach at Lake Forest Academy as visual art and Mandarin Chinese instructor.

I was born and raised in China. After I graduated with an MA in Ceramics, I came to the U.S. to pursue an MFA in Drawing (2005–2008). I then worked as a teaching artist in Chicago area as well as a Mandarin Chinese instructor in a language institute. I quit the job and started working on my book project in 2012. Before I joined Lake Forest Academy in Jan.2015, I had published two illustrated books in MeimeiStory series and two workbooks.

Besides teaching and making art, I am currently attending an online certificate program, Global competence certificate (GCC ), which will be completed in March 2018.



2005—2008 MFA  Drawing     Kansas State University

2002—2005 MA   Ceramics       Tsinghua University

1996—2000 BA    Ceramics       Tsinghua University

2017—2018   Global Competence Certificate

The Global Competence Certificate (GCC) is the first-of-its-kind, graduate-level certificate program in global competence education for teachers. Developed by leading experts in global education – Teachers College, Columbia University; World Savvy, and Asia Society – the GCC program is designed specifically for in-service educators who are interested in embedding global learning nto their teaching practice and preparing their students for the global reality beyond the classroom.

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