Angela Chuan-Ru Chen, PhD

Position: Pre-Health Dreamers Director


Angela’s experience being undocumented for 16 years, including throughout her undergraduate career, has ignited her passion for working with undocumented students and developing campus resources. Most recently, Angela worked as the Director of the Undocumented Student Program at UCLA, which served over 500 undocumented students, created new programs, and built resources across campus departments to better serve undocumented students. Angela’s institutional advocacy also includes leading University of California system-wide efforts to increase awareness about policies that impact undocumented students and guiding universities across the nation to develop support programs for undocumented youth. Angela completed her B.A. in Psychology from UC Irvine and received her M.A. and Ph.D. from UCLA Graduate School of Education with an emphasis on Higher Education. She enjoys meeting people, art therapy, biking, comfort food from all cultures, and storytelling.