Dr. Chen grew up in Fayetteville, NC, and graduated high school at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at NC State University and obtained her doctorate at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. After optometry school, she completed a residency in primary care and ocular disease at the W. G. (Bill) Hefner VA Hospital in Salisbury, NC.
Passionate about providing eye care to those in need, Dr. Chen has participated in mission trips to various countries, including Mexico, Jamaica, Belize, and Honduras.
Dr. Chen is an avid sports fan and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.