Dr. Sandra Lee Rebish ’88 Nominates Stacy Chen ’12 for GMA Inspiration List
For Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Good Morning America and ABC News asked influential AAPI leaders to nominate fellow members of the community for the GMA Inspiration List. They contacted Webb’s own Dr. Sandra Lee Rebish ’88, known worldwide as Dr. Pimple Popper and SLMD skincare.
Lee Rebish is an active member of the Webb community serving on the Board of Trustees and she’s a current Webb parent. She also stars in the widely popular Dr. Pimple Popper television series, now in its 6th season on the TLC network. Stacy Chen ’12 caught her attention for several reasons: “I love when I notice someone on television and social media who has found her ‘thing.’ Has found a way to get her points across, connecting with complete strangers, telling stories and conducting interviews that inspire people to improve their lives and the lives around them. When I saw Stacy Chen doing this as an Asian American journalist, mixing her own personality including light-hearted irreverence in with serious subject matter, it really made me pause and smile. And the surprise and pride I had to realize we both herald from the same high school that fosters this spirit.”
Chen is a News producer at ABC News who joined the network in 2015 as a Digital and Political intern. Since then she’s interned for Nightly News with Lester Holt and worked as a Production Assistant before becoming a Producer in 2018. Chen moved from Los Angeles to New York earlier this year to work on her Master’s in Business Administration at NYU Stern School of Business. Recently she’s covered top stories, such as the ABC News interview with Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, and Cara Page, founder of Southern Kindred Healing Justice Collective. Chen has also covered stories related to Asian hate crimes, such as the violent attacks on elderly Asian Americans in the Bay Area and the attacks across the country on Asian American-owned businesses.
On May 5th, Chen led a virtual Q&A for Webb students and faculty with Dr. Satsuki Ina, an emeritus faculty member of Boston University and the University Oregon. They discussed current issues and events related to recent Asian discrimination actions, speech, and sentiment. The event was organized by Eugene Guo ’22 and DEI Coordinator John Choi.