Sunny Chen worked as an intern with Ithaka S+R’s Educational Transformation team during the spring 2021 semester, focusing on the American Talent Initiative and other related projects. Her work includes researching best practices for improving transfer pathways, veterans’ enrollment, and student achievement. Prior to joining Ithaka, Sunny interned at the Penn Museum and the American Federation of Arts and the European Institute at Columbia University. She is an MA student at Columbia University, where she is studying anti-colonial movements and intellectual history in the French empire. Her commitment to cultivating sustainable paradigms of anti-racism in historical scholarship overlaps with her aim to increase access to higher education in historically under-represented communities. She also obtained her BA in history and anthropology at Columbia.