SCENE + HEARD: Discover Bringing Value to the Family Business By Staff Friday, January 11, 2019 4:58 PM After graduating from the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry in 2015, Jenn Chinn, OD, returned home to San Diego, California, and joined her father Stephen Chinn, OD, in his practice there.. Jenn said that her dad was a great influence in leading her to the profession of optometry. She spent countless hours as a child in one of the multiple practices he started 40 years ago. She watched as he expanded the business—he had up to three offices at one point—and eventually sold off components, winnowing down to his principal office. She said, ultimately, it was after her undergraduate degree completion that she decided optometry was her path. Find out more about her journey in optometry in this feature from Women In Optometry. Read More.