Gene Chen

Gene Chen is a senior at Bates College majoring in Art and Visual Culture and minoring in Rhetoric, Film, and Screen Studies.  She is a member of AASIA (Asian American Students in Action) as well as the International Club.  At Bates, Gene has explored her interests in art, worked on costume design for The Robinson Players, and pursued her interest in photography.  Born and raised in Beijing, China, Gene is a regular attendee of the Beijing Film Festival.  She has always loved watching and sharing films with others and is extremely excited to take on the challenge of leading the Bates Film Festival.  Her favorite director is Paul Thomas Anderson.