Helen L. Chen holds the position of Research Scientist, Center for Design Research, Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Stanford Center for Innovations in Learning in the Human Sciences Technologies Advanced Research Institute at Stanford University. Helen co-led the development of Folio Thinking, a reflective practice that situates and guides the effective use of learning portfolios, through collaborations with national and international portfolio researchers. She is a founding member and co-facilitator of EPAC, a community of practice focusing on pedagogical and technological issues related to ePortfolios. Helen was a member of the National Advisory Board for the Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) project led by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and has served as a faculty member for the Institute on General Education and Assessment for AAC&U.  She is also the Director of Research for the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) and a senior scholar on LaGuardia Community College’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education funded Connect to Learning project.  Helen's current research interests are focused in three areas: issues of academic and professional persistence in engineering education; documenting and measuring the impact of technology-augmented learning environments and active learning classrooms on innovations in teaching and learning; and the applications of Folio Thinking pedagogy and practices in general education, the disciplines, and in student affairs as facilitated by the use of ePortfolios and other web-based tools.