Leadership Sophia Chen Director of Finance She/her English and Mandarin For the past 20+ years, Sophia has been volunteering and working to support young people in several community-based and campus-based groups. Her journey with youth not only opened her eyes to see their potential, visions, and hopes, but also called her to walk with them to overcome challenges and to support them to build a better future. Working with the senior leadership team, Sophia is responsible for providing the strategic lens to the finance department and overseeing the organization's financial processes from top to bottom including: full-cycle accounting, evaluating, implementing and overseeing technology systems, steering the external audit process, financial reporting and analysis, forecasting and budget planning, organizational risk management, and financial planning. Sophia wants to see a society where mental health is prioritized in our lifestyle, where there is no shame in speaking about mental health struggles, where support and treatment of mental health challenges are funded and available to all, and where there is no discrimination of people with mental distress. In her spare time, Sophia enjoys learning classical music on the guitar and the piano, painting, making crafts with her kids, biking around the city, and swimming in the lake.