Belle Chen

Belle Chen, DDS Candidate, is currently a dental student at the University of Washington and a research assistant to the Oral Health component of InterACTION Labs. Her current research interests are in quality of life research in Peru and connecting refugees with dental care in the Seattle area.

Afloat on the Amazon River drifts the impoverished slum of Claverito, made up of 50 homes filled with over 280 migrants. Neglected by the Peruvian government, Claverito residents start their daily…