Jiawen was born and raised in Shanghai, China and moved to Canada when she was 18. Jiawen studied finance and has been working in the financial services industry for over 10 years. She spent three years working and travelling in Asia during the period from 2015 to 2018. She also discovered her passion for nature and volunteer work during that time.
Jiawen started to volunteer for EBC in 2018 after she found out that EBC was working on the purchase of Willisville Mountain. She was sold by Bob’s passion for conservation.
Jiawen currently assists with the financial statements, audit, and grant applications for EBC. She also enjoys excursions to EBC's nature reserves where she can immerse herself in nature.