Yichen Feng is a business builder, educator, and finance professional with over 12 years of experience mobilizing resources to solve hard problems and create beautiful things. She has developed a wide-ranging toolset that includes starting a public primary school in Hayward, California, advising tech companies like Yahoo! and Snap at Goldman Sachs, co-founding a small-batch tea company, and most recently as a private equity investor in ed tech and future of work companies, and many other pursuits that integrate the personal and professional. In October 2022, she joined the Center for Economic Democracy (CED).
At CED, Yichen continues to build as an educator and strategist in the role of Managing Director of Capital Strategies, helping individuals and institutions see past our current systems and self-limiting beliefs to invest in a just economy by integrating Social Movement Investing frameworks, Solidarity Economy principles, and her experience as an investment banker/private equity investor.
Yichen currently lives in Oakland, California. She spent her formative years split between Shanghai, China where she was born and the multicultural and working class communities of East Los Angeles.