I am a Chinese-Canadian writer, designer, and organizer based out of Toronto. I lead communications at Powered by Data, an organization working with Canadian nonprofits and government to help them better use and share data.
My work sits at the intersections of storytelling, technology, and social justice. I explore themes around digital security, my Chinese identity, growing up, and grief. My work has appeared in GUTS, Ricepaper Magazine, the Globe and Mail, Shameless Magazine, Briarpatch, and Looseleaf. I co-founded Intersectional Analyst, a blog exploring social issues through data visualization.
I was formerly on the staff team for OpenCon and coordinated digital literacy programming for teen girls with Canada Learning Code. In 2015-2016, I was a social innovation Studio [Y] Fellow at the MaRS Discovery District. I have a MSc in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour.
Want to work together on something? I’m currently looking to take on client projects that involve communications, knowledge translation, design, and/or data. Please send me an email at lorrainechuen(at)gmail.com if you are interested in working together. .
From December 2018 - May 2019, some of my personal work will be supported by a Shuttleworth Foundation flash grant.