Crystal Chen is a board-certified Creative Arts Therapist, currently working at Washington Eating Recovery Center as a Primary Therapist on the children & adolescent team. Previously she worked with Chinese speaking women and children victims of gender-based and intimate partner violence. She is an advocate for women's rights and advocates for greater awareness of mental health among the AAPI community. She has spoken at two United Nations Parallel NGO CSW conferences in New York, at the 4th World Conference of Women's Shelter in Taiwan, most recently in January 2021 at the ACS Human Trafficking Conference in New York and is a Pratt Taconic Fellow. With her Pratt Taconic Fellowship, she developed an art therapy program, known as Garden of Gems, a project that combines art therapy with jewelry making to provide a sense of community and economic empowerment for Chinese immigrant women.