Dr. Julienne Jose-Chen prides herself in being a student-centered scholar practitioner with over a decade’s worth of experience in student affairs in higher education. Her professional career started at her undergraduate institution, UC Irvine, as she was heavily involved with different components of student life—from new student programs and residential life, to cultural center staffing and student organizations. She received her Master’s Degree in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs (PASA) and her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from the USC Rossier School of Education. She has worked part-time and full-time at different institutions such as the Art Center College of Design, Santa Monica College, and UCLA Anderson School of Management. Most recently, she served as the Director of Master’s Programs at the USC Rossier School of Education where she oversaw 6 master’s programs. She is very passionate about streamlining support services for all students, particularly historically excluded student populations. Dr. Jose-Chen also serves as an adjunct faculty member for Pasadena City College where she teaches the College One course, which is a first-year seminar course that helps students transition into college life.
Dr. Jose-Chen has been guided by her value of building a community of care throughout her career, and this philosophy has helped her provide holistic support for the students she works with. As the assistant dean of student services in the Office of Student Services, Dr. Jose-Chen helps facilitate the professional growth of scholars and practitioners in the field of public health.