Arielle Chen is a University of Michigan alumna; she studied Psychology and Intergroup Relations Education. She currently works at the University of Michigan and has been involved in The Gender Consciousness Project (GCP) since it began in the summer of 2016. GCP is a grassroots community-centered program for high school girls that aims to "build awareness of the complexities of gender discrimination faced by young women simply because they are female." Her mantra is “There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise” (W.E.B. Dubois).