Michael Chen is a junior in Branford College from Alameda, CA studying Ethnicity, Race, and Migration and Political Science with a Chinese language certificate. His academic work focuses largely on Asian American history, immigration, and social movements. He hopes to apply his studies in Grand Strategy to immigration policy reform. On campus, Michael is a Peer Liaison for the Asian American Cultural Center, the President of the Chinese American Students Association, and the Head Recruitment Coordinator at the Undergraduate Admissions Office. He is also affiliated with Dwight Hall, the Migrant Justice Initiative, and the Academic Strategies Program. As an Edward A. Bouchet Fellow, his research focuses on protests for immigrant rights and the role of interethnic community organizing. Most recently, Michael was a 2021 Liman Undergraduate Summer Fellow working as an intern at New Haven Legal Assistance Association’s Immigration Unit. In his free time, he enjoys watching basketball and exploring coffee shops and restaurants in New Haven.