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Get to Know Us: Joyce Chen

Updated: Dec 22, 2020

Meet our Project Manager and Senior Consultant from the Winter '20 Recruitment Cycle!


Second-year Joyce Chen is a Business Economics and Statistics double major from Jiangsu, China. On campus, Joyce is heavily involved in other business organizations as IVP of Ascend UCLA chapter, VP of Communications at We Invest It Forward, and a member of Bruin Women in Business. This summer, she was a Market Research Intern at Ipsos in Shanghai.

Why did you join 180DC, and how did you hear about it?

I heard about 180DC’s recruitment through one of my friends last quarter. After the info session, I believed that 180DC would be a perfect place for me because it fits perfectly with my passion for both business and creating social impact, so I applied. After becoming a formal member of 180DC, I felt that 180DC is not only a business club, but also a close-knit community. Being an international student who came to America with no connections, it was sometimes difficult to adjust. But 180DC made me believe that although it is difficult to live in a new place far away from home, there are always people who make an effort to create a “home” for you.


What is your favorite 180DC memory?

My favorite 180DC memory is the UCLA-USC 180DC social at Santa Monica beach during Winter quarter! We played card games and volleyball. My favorite moment was when Aarushi, Jason, and I posed like the number “1,” “8,” “0” on the beach, and Halah photographed that moment. That photo was featured on the 180DC international Facebook page!


What do you like to do in your free time?

I like watching films and TV series in my free time. One of my favorite films is Casablanca. My favorite film scores are “My Heart Will Go On” in Titanic, and “Moon River” in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. My favorite TV series are The Handmaid's Tale. Recently, I have been watching The Good Fight, which I highly recommend!


What’s your favorite thing to do in LA?

My favorite thing to do in LA is try different food! Los Angeles is a very diverse city. I feel like I can experience cuisines from all over the world by just being in Los Angeles. That’s exciting for me. I have tried Korean, Thai, Japanese, and other flavors in places like Bibibop, Emporium Thai Cuisine, and Chinchikurin. And if people want recommendations on the best Chinese food restaurants nearby, try Din Tai Fung, Mr. Rice, and The Palace Seafood & Dim Sum!


What would you rate 10/10 and why?

Chinese hotpot, my favorite food :)


What is your spirit animal and why?

Cat because they are independent and always willing to uncover what hides within the unknown.


What is one fun fact about yourself?

I can move my ears without using my hand!


Join the 180DC Family during our Winter '21 Recruitment cycle! Applications open during Week 2 and we can't wait to meet you all.

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