Yen started her career in Malaysia as a journalist covering economics, politics, and corporate and capital markets. Before moving to Sydney in 2013, she was Emerging Markets Reporter at Bloomberg’s Kuala Lumpur bureau, reporting on Asian stocks.

Throughout her career, Yen has been fortunate enough to do news reporting in Singapore, Vietnam, China, Kazakhstan, France and the United Kingdom. Yen was most recently Project Officer at the Judith Neilson Institute, leading the implementation of a grant management system and data migration. Prior to that, she was Prospect Development Manager at UNSW.

Yen was a Chevening Scholar and holds a Master's in International Multimedia Journalism from Newcastle University in the UK.

She is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay (Bahasa Malaysia) and the Hokkien dialect. In her spare time, Yen enjoys exploring nature with her husband and daughter.