Hi! My name is Marcus Chen and I am excited to be a Professional Mentor at Friends of the Children. My experience working with youth spans a variety of contexts, ranging from mentoring youth in audio production and serving as a middle school science teacher in a public education setting. From these experiences, I have learned the importance of investing in the lives of youth and how providing meaningful learning experiences can lead to real-world opportunities. I hope that my work with Friends of the Children would help the youth access the experiences and resources that would help them be successful in the present and future. Outside of work I enjoy finding the perfect fishing spot, taking on any hands-on DIY project, and hanging out with my dog, Forest.