Shumin Chen

Shumin Chen

Master's Student, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Shumin
Shumin is a current master student in the Prevention Science and Practice program at Harvard Graduate School of Education. She graduated from Brandeis University in 2020 with an honor B.A.in Psychology and Computer Science. She is passionate about adolescent mental health. At Brandeis, she worked as a research assistant at the Cognition Psychopathology and Environment (CoPE) lab. Under the supervision of Professor Hannah Snyder, she worked on a thesis project investigating the impact of coping behaviors on depression symptoms through stress mechanisms. She also volunteered as a peer supporter for her undergrad community at the Student Talking about Relationships (S.T.A.R.) support group and online text line. In summer 2019, Shumin worked at the PEAR Institute on the Clover Group Social Emotional Learning Curriculum project to promote youth resilience and healthy development mentally, emotionally, and academically. Through these experiences, Shumin developed an interest in studying the risk factors throughout the developmental trajectory for adolescent psychopathologies, such as depression and anxiety, and the corresponding prevention and intervention practices to support healthy youth development.  Outside the lab, she enjoys getting exercise with the video game Just Dance.