Liuyu Ivy Chen is a poet, writer, and translator. Born and raised in the mountainous region of central Zhejiang, China, she earned a B.A. in Chinese language and literature from Beijing Language and Culture University, and an MFA in creative writing – poetry from New York University. Ivy's writing explores gender, family, migration, and history through grassroots storytelling across geographic borders. Co-founder of TransWords Translations LLC, she specializes in translating artistic materials and human rights reports between English and Chinese for art museums and nonprofit organizations around the world. She also works in the Art History Department at Emory University as a program coordinator for the Getty Foundation's Connecting Art Histories program – Beyond the Northern Aegean. She lives in New York City.