In addition to running a small business, Chen has also dedicated himself to public service by protecting his community from crime as a former Reserve Sheriff’s Deputy, teaching at two universities, and fighting for taxpayers. In 2009, he was recognized by the Walnut/Diamond Bar Sheriff’s Station as the “Reserve Deputy of the Year.” Appointed to the Governor’s Office of Criminal Justice Planning by Pete Wilson, Chen worked on legislation to protect foster children, prevent gang violence, and fight drug abuse.

Chen earned his B.A. in Communications from California State University, Fullerton and both a Master’s in Public Administration and Doctoral of Educational Psychology from the University of Southern California. He also served as an Adjunct Faculty Professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.