“This summer I’m going to be biking 3,600 miles from Nags Head, North Carolina to San Diego, California,” Chen said. “And along the way we’re going to be building houses for people with Habitat for Humanity.”
Chen has had a passion for cycling since high school, but starting in May, she’s decided to channel this love into a cross-country road trip.
Time: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. tonight
Location: Rumors Boutique
During her freshman year, Chen met a man who shared his struggle with homelessness. Chen said she was shocked to hear the trials he faced and decided to use the experience to raise awareness in his honor.
“Sharing that story with me really helped me connect with the homeless community,” Chen said. “Hearing their stories and how they came to be where they are now helped me get involved with the organizations on campus.”