Annie H. Chen, HCC Honors graduate, chased her boldest dream, studying Humanities, ending up at Harvard, thanks to the seeds planted by the education received from the Honors program at HCC. She earned a masters degree in Chinese Studies at UMass Amherst (2018) with a 3.97 GPA. She has presented her thesis, "Probing into the Historical and Geographical Variants of Mandarin: A Computational Approach," which elaborated on the history of Chinese as a change of living language from the perspective of complex adaptation through calculating "distances" among Chinese dialects based on their phonological features, at the North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics and in two other international conferences including the 9th International Conference of Evolutionary Linguistics in Kunming, China.

Ms. Chen has accepted a job offer from Harvard to join their staff in supporting the recently established Chinese Art Media Lab associated with the East Asian Art Program housed in their History of Art and Architecture Department. Led by the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art Eugene Wang, CAMLab is about to break into the world of art with cutting-edge art projects. Being CAMLab's Program Coordinator, Ms. Chen will be responsible for CAMLab's overall growing pace involving project management, business development, and financial administration.