My name is Yu Jing Chen and I am currently a Junior at Walter Payton College Prep. I am a 16-year-old Asian-American female but beneath the surface, I am a motivated girl that loves being around people and staying busy. I love to learn and I hope to delve more into Business or Technology post-secondary school. A couple of the things I am passionate about include coding, equality in society, foreign languages, and volunteering to better the community. I enjoy weaving these passions into my everyday life and my extracurricular activities really reinforce that. At school and outside of school, I am also a dedicated part of many clubs and teams, such as Student Government, Math Team, ChickTech, National Spanish Honors Society, a community involvement and service club I founded titled Helping Paws, and of course, Junior Economic Club, just to name a few. I love staying active and being involved with my community, especially with Chicago as my playground, full of resources and wonders.