Sean Andrew Chen of Martinsville, N.J., an Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholar, is the Class of 2014 Frederick P. Hitz ’61 Scholar in the Nation’s Service. Chen began his Princeton University career at the School of Architecture but, after a leave of absence to attend the Bartlett School of Planning at University College London, returned as a Woodrow Wilson School concentrator with certificates in environmental and urban studies. Chen had previously studied music at The Juilliard School before attending Princeton, where he was a member of the Princeton University Orchestra. His undergraduate research work focused on urban economic development, infrastructure finance, and telecom infrastructure, amongst many other things graduating with an AB in public and international affairs. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, focusing on economics as well as urban planning and policy. In the past, Chen has written for the urban affairs magazine Next City. For the summer of 2011, Chen received a Martin A. Dale ’53 Summer Award with which he pursued a photojournalism project centered on contemporary American identity. He completed his summer internship at the White House Council on Strong Cities; Strong Communities at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He is now fulfilling his fellowship at the Institute for Water Resources at the United States Army Corps of Engineers, working on urban resilience, innovative applications of GIS, and economic analysis of infrastructure both domestically and internationally. His key interests are in the idea of place – specifically urban planning, land use, transportation and infrastructure.