Junyuan Chen is originally from Hunan, China. She is now a Ph.D. candidate majoring in Japanese linguistics and minoring in Second Language Acquisition & Teaching. She is also teaching JPN 102 currently.
She received her B.A. in Japanese Language and Culture from Zhejiang University in China and her M.A. in Japanese linguistics from Kyushu University in Japan.
Her current research interests include Japanese sociolinguistics and second language acquisition & teaching, especially Japanese language teacher identities.