Born and raised in Dandong, China and in Vancouver, Canada, Felicity first approached real estate from her family’s experience of immigration, her cross-cultural education and later work with international students.
During her time as a Comparative Literature major in Princeton University, she founded an education company that helps students in Vancouver prepare for undergraduate studies in the United States. Since college graduation, she has been running her company and attained her masters degree in Human Development and Psychology in Harvard Graduate School of Education. During this time, Felicity has also been an active learner and participant in the rapidly developing real estate industry of Vancouver. Her bicultural mindset and working with the students and new immigrants from China opened her perspectives on the demands that urbanization and migrations exert on a city, along with conflicts and challenges regarding urban planning and community spirit with changes of population.
With her family, Felicity has successfully rezoned a few projects in a coastal region called Sechelt, British Columbia, where she is working on building a series of residential homes, including apartments, townhouses, single family houses and affordable housing units. At MIT, Felicity looks forward to integrating her past experiences in the humanities, education and entrepreneurship and learning more about building truly human centred spaces. From acquisition to design to construction to collaboration with city planning, she wishes to create meaningful environments for increasingly globalized and multicultural communities.
She spent the summer of 2019 helping with the NEXUS Summer Learning program curriculum.