Ms. Yen received a Bachelor of Sciences in Biology from California State University, Los Angeles. She worked as a research assistant in Dr. Robert Nissen’s biological research lab for three years where she presented her work at research conferences and co-authored a paper, The zebrafish dyrk1b gene is important for endoderm formation.
Ms. Yen later graduated from University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. During law school, she was an extern for Hon. Paul L. Abrams at the U.S District Court for the Central District of California, as well as a law clerk for Disability Rights California, East Bay Community Law Center – Clean Slate Clinic, and Center for Biological Diversity. She was also an associate editor of Berkeley Law and Technology Journal and a member of Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law.
Since her admission to the California Bar, Ms. Yen has served the community as a Bridge Fellow at the Orange County Public Defender office. She went on to become an associate at an employment law firm and later in-house counsel at a privately-held company. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies, municipalities, and privately-held companies on both civil litigation and contractual matters.
- University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
- California State University, Los Angeles – B.S. in Biology, magna cum laude