Yichen Tu is a freelance writer, documentarian, and amateur photographer. As a Chinese immigrant, Yichen writes stories and reports on issues affecting her community. Her goal is for her stories to serve as a conduit between American mainstream society and the Chinese immigrant community. Yichen was a 2016 Spring Open City Language Justice Fellow of Asian American Writer's Workshop and staff reporter for World Journal. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Studies at the National Taiwan University of Arts and Master of Arts in Urban Planning at Hunter College.

Yichen translated the Declaration of Unity into Chinese.