Mengyao Li Mengyao Li

Mengyao Li

Planning Analyst

What do you love most about your job?

“I love the variety of projects the team works on. I am learning new things every day and this sense of constant exploration makes me happy.”

What drew you to working in planning?

“When I was an architecture student, I found myself enthusiastic about understanding the different forces in the urban context. This curiosity led me to pursue further education in planning, where I developed an interest in sustainability, transportation, and affordable housing. I am excited to apply the diverse set of skills to contribute to creating a better urban environment!”

What are you passionate about outside of work?

“I love reading novels and watching movies. Recently I have been trying to explore as many New England towns as possible, and experience different seasonal activities (e.g., apple picking, whale watching, eating lobster rolls) over weekends.”

  • M.U.P., Urban Planning, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
  • A.S., Architectural Studies, University of Hong Kong