Shirley Fan-Chan is the Director of U-ACCESS at the University of Massachusetts Boston since its inception in 2012. She oversees the office that offers support services on campus primarily serving homeless and aged out from foster care students. Shirley brings a wealth of knowledge related to serving homeless families to her current position. Her active participation and leadership in immigrant issues, women and children’s issues led to her appointment as one of the commissioners to the former Governor’s Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence, and the Immigrants and Refugees Committee; and Today’s Girls Tomorrow’s Leaders Advisory Council of United Way of Mass. Bay. She has recently joined as an at-large board member of the National Association of Education for Homeless Children and Youth, a national organization advocating for homeless children and youth succeeding in public education. Since her role at UMass Boston, she has created the MA Homeless Post-Secondary Students Network, to address the issues and barriers homelessness post-secondary students facing in MA.