Rainbow Chen joined the YIA squad in September 2017 as a Brown Bonner Community Fellow. She proudly hails from Winooski, Vermont, home to the state’s most diverse school where she has actively participated in state education policy and reform groups. At YIA, she hopes to build on her experiences and help empower students to feel confident in their identities and be actively engaged in the world. She is currently studying education policy and history at Brown University in hopes of becoming a high school social studies teacher that wants to make education accessible and equitable for all. Other than school, she loves really good food and performing in orchestras. If you see someone in a horse mask spewing nonsense about Vermont or other things, it’s Rainbow.