Kelly Chen

Kelly is a third year student at UBC in the Bachelor of Media Studies Program. She was born in Taipei, Taiwan, but immigrated with her parents and brother to Vancouver when she was just five months old. Ever since she was young, she knew she wanted to pursue business, as well as something creative. 

Her family started a small company called Shantex, and as Kelly watched them build it from the ground up, she started helping with different areas. When she was in high school, she edited and created promotional videos, in addition to assisting in design aspects of brochures or posters.  

Kelly has also enrolled in the UBC co-op program in her second year of university. She was able to work at a startup company in downtown Vancouver this summer as a marketing intern, where she created and scheduled all their social media posts. She was also given the opportunity to work with clients and help them with social media calendars and social media posts as well. This is the huge moment where she met Mike and Chad from Recharge.  Ever since May, Kelly has been helping Recharge with social media posts, and is the mastermind behind all the Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posts you see online. Even though her co-op term has ended, Kelly loved what Recharge stood for, which led to her being a permanent member of the Recharge Team. 

Kelly loves cooking, exploring, and taking spontaneous adventures. Although she is currently juggling school, work and extracurricular activities all at once, she always makes time for herself and makes sure to live to the best she can possibly be.

Tough times never last, tough people always do.

Robert H. Schuller