Wenli Jen, Ed.D. is an educational consultant, professor, motivational speaker, writer and community leader working to improve professional development and learning in educational, community and business industries.
Integral Prudence Solutions (IPS) is focused on multi-faceted aspects of educational consulting. Comprehensive and holistic, IPS combines interdisciplinary perspectives in learning, motivation, career planning and other strategic planning through the lens of human development and psychology. IPS incorporates the same interdisciplinary perspectives and philosophies adapted for business, science and technology. Specific services include business etiquette training, college and career counseling, and professional development and leadership training. She also teaches business ethics as a professor at CIAM, an accelerated MBA program in Southern California.
Dr. Jen is an active member of various professional organizations and sits on various steering committees, councils and boards relating to education, health, media and the arts, including but not limited to: Los Angeles County Adolescent Health Collaborative, PBS So-Cal, the Harvard Graduate School of Education Alumni Ambassadors, Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance, Rosemead Educational Foundation, National Women’s Political Caucus and APAPA-SGV Chapter in public affairs. Currently, she works with the United Nations Global Compact women’s empowerment work group. She also serves as a producer and co-host on two shows for a local Time Warner Cable channel.
Dr. Jen speaks at various events and international, national and state conferences. She has also been invited to numerous colleges and universities to speak about the previously-mentioned topics. She had been invited to be a TED speaker and have spoken on “Repurposing Negativity” at the November 2013 TEDxPCC event. She is also a contributing writer to the Asian American anthologies, Pho for Life and Miso for Life.
As a prevention program director for Pacific Clinics-Asian Pacific Family Center, Dr. Jen works collaboratively with the behavioral healthcare agency and its constituents in the San Gabriel Valley. Asian Pacific Family Center prevention programs include AAFEN, ACTION and SCALE programs, specifically family support/child abuse prevention, substance abuse prevention and gang prevention, respectively.
Dr. Jen is the recipient of the 2012 Woman of the Year for the 24th Senate District of California and the recipient of the 2013 Woman of the Year for the 49th Assembly District of California.
Dr. Jen earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Irvine with a major in Social Science, specializing in Public and Community Service. She continued with professional goals with her undergraduate minor in education to obtain her teaching and administrative credentials also from UC Irvine. A graduate of Harvard University Graduate School of Education in the Human Development & Psychology master’s program, Dr. Jen also holds a doctoral degree from the University of Southern California in Educational Leadership and Educational Psychology. Dr. Jen currently resides in Los Angeles, California, with her family.
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