B.S., Urban and Environmental Science, Peking University
M.A., Geography, University of Southern California
Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science and Technology, University of Southern California
Xan worked as a Research Associate in the Geosoft Lab in the Institute of Remote Sensing & GIS Research at Peking University. Yan’s previous experience includes the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority where she served as senior transportation planner and GIS analyst. Her return to China during a period of rapid economic expansion allowed her to develop an extensive background in environmental planning and urban growth, public health and spatial data analytics.
Yan is interested in researching pollution and the related health and social issues. She intends to study public health risks associated with various types of pollutants and identify mitigation measures to make urban environments more sustainable.