Wendy Chen was raised in Memphis, Tennessee and attended high school in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, and from The University of Texas School of Law in 2015. After graduation, she served as a briefing attorney for the Honorable Lawrence Meyers and the Honorable Mary Lou Keel on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the court of last resort for criminal matters in Texas. As a briefing attorney, she assisted in drafting opinions and conducting legal research on novel questions of criminal law. She now practices in the field of insurance law.