When a temporary teaching stint derailed Yu Chen’s (’17) plans to take the LSAT and become a “hotshot lawyer,” he embraced the unexpected opportunity. “After graduating from Penn in 2010, I taught/tutored as part of a service program called MATCH Corps. It was only supposed to be a one-year gap in my master plan…but urban education grew on me and ultimately became a calling. I've spent the past four years teaching a motley crew of subjects and coaching sports at an alternative school called Phoenix Charter Academy.”
Boston-based Chen, who was born in China and moved to the U.S. with his family at the age of five, says he’s trekking out to California to find out how business school can help him make urban education in particular a more sustainable, viable career path. “What,” he’s asking, “can Anderson teach me about keeping teachers happy, balanced, and coming back to the classrooms?”
Learn more about Chen in Anderson’s MBA Student Voice.