Mollye Liu is pursuing an M.S. in Urban Planning at Columbia University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering at the East China University of Science and Technology, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at the Renmin University of China. Prior to graduate school, Mollye worked for urban planning institutions, developers, and economic consulting firms in China. Her research skills include qualitative interviews, quantitative statistics, and GIS spatial analysis, and she has had the opportunity to hone her design abilities. Mollye has a strong interest in affordable housing—to further her skill and knowledge, Mollye took many related courses and had planning practices at Columbia University. This gave her a deeper understanding of U.S. housing policies and markets, especially in the New York area. In her second year of graduate school, Mollye plans to do a capstone project on affordable housing. She believes the Community Planning Fellowship can serve as a bridge to connect her academic knowledge to practice, and enable her to facilitate community connections, help residents solve the problems they face, and strengthen communities in this city.