Mimi Yang '17

Mimi (Jingmei) Yang grew up in the southwestern part of China (where the pandas are from!). She is a designer always in the exploration of different design approaches from diverse aspects. Mimi received her Bachelors’s degree in Landscape Architecture from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After graduation, she worked as a landscape designer in the midwest. Her volunteer experience of being a special education art teacher has inspired her to promote legibility and empathetic art appreciation in design. She hopes to contribute to positive impact in the society and design for people’s welfare. Mimi loves alternative music and literature, as well as Japanese anime.

Thesis: How might we activate community public space to connect people?