Seenae Chong's scholarship explores the policy, organizational, and interpersonal conditions that nourish or impede just, caring relationships between communities, families, and schools. Her research interests and commitments are informed by the relationships she had with young people and their families as a special education teacher and an after-school provider. She previously served as the postdoctoral scholar on University of San Francisco's California School Discipline Project, a statewide qualitative study that examined school discipline, climate, and culture across California. She was additionally an adjunct professor in the USF leadership studies department. She received her PhD from the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley.