Wen Yu

Youth Education Manager | | 650-372-2787

Wen is a youth education advocate and filmmaker. She worked with KQED and PBS to direct several pieces about the high school dropout rate in Oakland, spoke at the American Graduate panel at AFI’s SilverDocs, and created a short film about the health effects of living in West Oakland for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and TEDx annual conference. Prior to coming to EPACENTER ARTS, Wen served as a co-op member at the Echo Park Film Center, and worked as a teaching artist and film instructor for high school students throughout Los Angeles. The last class that she taught, Alchemical Nature, brought students from the city into local state/national parks, where they incorporated analog filmmaking with hikes and outdoor activities. Wen graduated from the California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in Film/Video, a minor in Cultural Studies, and a focus on arts education and pedagogy. Wen’s interests include art curation and analog film.