Vivienne Chen is an aspiring author and freelance writer from Pleasanton, CA. In addition to writing for Patch, she is a member of the Princeton University Press Club and has contributed to AllPrinceton.com, Princeton Alumni Weekly, and PleasantonPatch. Vivienne started writing for Patch two years ago when she was in high school. She has seen Patch.com grow from a few coastal branches to a grassy green meadow across the USA.
At Amador Valley High School, she was the Editor-in-Chief of Amador's student-run newspaper, the Amadon, president of her school's creative writing club, Writers Bloc, and the City of Pleasanton's Teen Poet Laureate.
She currently attends Princeton University, majoring in English (Creative Writing) and Gender/Sexuality studies.