Eva Chen is originally from San Francisco and is currently a resident to Burlingame. It is important to note that she is the first youth poet to be inducted into the Women’s Hall of Fame. She is the recipient of the 2020 Scholastics National Gold Medal, and her writing has been published by The Offing, Elan Literary Magazine, The Weight Journal, and streamed on KALW public radio. In addition, she co-founded the lit-mag Footprints on Jupiter, publishing 100+ youth pieces to raise funds for youth literacy, and formerly volunteered at the California State Treasurer’s Office, where she researched legislation regarding AB 369 (The Street Medicine Act). She participated in the 2021-22 San Mateo County Youth Ecopoetry Project, and featured in the short documentary, “The Future Is Poetry.” She currently volunteers at the Burlingame Public Library as a TAB member and facilitator of STEAM and poetry workshops. She is on a mission to actively advocate for poetry across the county, and has been named the 2022 Youth Poet-in-Residence by the City of Burlingame.