Stella is from Shenzhen, China, and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with BAs in Sociology and Molecular & Cell Biology. She served on the UC Berkeley Basic Needs Committee and conducted immunology research before joining Fort Lewis College as its Basic Needs Coordinator in Spring 2022. Stella helps oversee campus basic needs initiatives and the campus pantry, the Grub Hub, with an incredible group of student leaders.
As part of the Student Well-Being team, she seeks to foster a culture of care where every student has access to safe and reliable food, shelter, and a community that meets them where they are. Experiences in immigrant communities and mutual aid spaces that reimagine how we care for each other guide her commitment to culturally responsive models of food access that center client choice and belonging. Outside work, she enjoys disappearing into the mountains, cuddling with her two cats, Killua and Ikalgo, and cooking good Chinese food.