Shufan Wen, PhD

CFRM Communications Skills and Career Coach
Department of Applied Mathematics


B.A., Ethnography and English Language and Literature. Minor: Chinese Language and Literature, National Cheng-Chi University, 2002 M.A., Anthropology, State University of New York at Buffalo (2004) PhD, Anthropology, Temple University (2011)


Ms. Wen earned a PhD in Anthropology in Applied/Visual Communications from Temple University in Philadelphia (2011). Her dissertation included ethnographic field work in Philadelphia and Shanghai with Chinese professionals resulting in the publication of a book on that topic entitled The Journey of Seagulls and Sea Turtles: Chinese Professionals¹ Experience in Suburban Metropolitan Philadelphia and Shanghai. She served as the Chair of the Chinese Graduate Student Association (CGSA) during her studies at State University of New York (SUNNY, 2002-04), where she earned her MS in Anthropology. She has previously worked as a contractor for Intellectual Ventures in Bellevue translating project presentations for business usage using modern Chinese culture standards. She most recently has been teaching Mandarin at Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bellevue while she is simultaneously working toward an additional graduate degree at the UW in Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE).