Jay Chen was recently reelected to his second term of the Board of Trustees for Mt. San Antonio Community College (Mt. SAC). Prior to Mt. SAC Jay served eight years on the board of education for Hacienda La Puente Unified School District (HLPUSD), the largest school district in the San Gabriel Valley, and was twice elected Board President.
The child of immigrants from Taiwan, Jay attended HLPUSD public schools and earned a Naval ROTC scholarship to attend Harvard University. While in college he wrote for the budget travel guide Let’s Go, covering Central and South America. After completing a fellowship at Peking University he joined the global strategy consulting firm Bain & Company, and later consulted with Technoserve in Latin America.
After leaving consulting Jay started his own real estate company, investing and managing commercial real estate in Southern California. He has worked with some of the most successful retailers in the world, including Apple, CottonOn and Gymboree.
An active member of the Democratic Party, Jay was a pledged delegate for President Barack Obama in 2008 and a pledged delegate for Senator Bernie Sanders in 2016. In 2012 he was the Democratic nominee for Congress for California’s 39th district.
Jay is currently a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Reserves, attached to the Defense Intelligence Agency. From 2019 – 2020 he was recalled to active duty in the Middle East in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the campaign to defeat the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. LCDR Chen served as the branch chief of an intelligence team and was awarded a Joint Service Commendation Medal. In 2014 he participated in Operation Key Resolve in South Korea.
Jay is a Marshall Memorial Fellow and speaks Chinese and Spanish. A trained chef, he enjoys cooking for his wife Karen and their two little boys and planning long road trips to find good food.
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