Xue Bai





Hi, I'm Xue Bai (白雪), currently studying at Harvard GSD for MDes (Design Studies) & MLA (Landscape Architecture) dual degree.

I grew up in Hangzhou, a garden city in China, where I became interested in design. As for me, design is a mirror of society, reflecting the needs of ordinary people, and it's a tool for solving social problems and working towards social justice.




EDUCATION

Harvard University
Graduate School of Design
Master in Design Studies &
Master of Landscape Architecture
2019-2023 (expected)

Beijing Forestry University
School of Landscape Architecture
B.Eng of Landscape Architecture
2014-2019
GPA: 3.89 (Rank 4/136)



Career Experience

Terratan
Part-Time UX Designer
April 2022 – Present • 2 months

  1. • Conducted UX research by interactively testing designs using high and low fidelity
  2. • Created interactive designs for investor web platform by user flow diagrams, site maps, and interactive wireframes in Figma


Sasaki
Landscape Architect Intern
Jun 2021 – Aug 2021 • 3 months

  1. • Conceptual design for Hellinikon Metropolitan Park, Greece, rendering and planting design for the main plaza and coastal part
  2. • Sustainability and stormwater analysis for Sacramento State University planning
  3. • Master plan design and rendering for One Simmons Campus Redevelopment
  4. • Waterfront walkway design and topography study for Frisco North Planning


Reed Hilderbrand
Landscape Architect Intern
May 2020 – Aug 2020 • 4 months

  1. • Research on the history of East Rock Park in terms of socioeconomic and racial-historical context
  2. • Proposed potential improvements to meet the needs of the East Rock Park neighborhood
  3. • Schematic design for Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, rendering for the entrance and plaza.
  4. • Concept design for Stonington Cemetery, joining client meetings and section drawings.
  5. • Ecological study for the Ringing Point project, especially the trees and plants.
  6. • Plan renderings and context drawings for the Bridgeport park


UpHonest Capital
Venture Fellow
May 2020 – May 2021 • 1 year

  1. • Assist in connecting the resources and networks of the world’s most valuable and influential venture capital investment markets
  2. • Doing research on early-stage startups and then using different resources to boost value creation through disruptive means.


L&A Design Group
Landscape Architect Intern
Sep 2018 – Nov 2018 • 3 months

  1. • Conceptual design and construction drawing for "Taiyuan Gold Mansion” and "Taian Yihe Countryard" project
  2. • Collaborated with landscape architects and architects in detailed design


TurenScape
Landscape Architect Intern
Apr 2018 – Jun 2018 • 3 months

  1. • Graphics and analysis work for "Chongqing Changshou District Modern Agriculture Park Leisure Tourism Planning” project.
  2. • Collaborated with urban planners and architects in developing the layout of the new community, completed conceptual design.



Skills

  1. UX Design: Figma, Sketch, Design System
  2. Visual: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
  3. Motion: After Effects, Premiere Pro



Awards

  1. 2022 | Greatest Social Impact Award at Metaverse Hackathon, Harvard i-Lab Venture
  2. 2020 | BSLA Design Award
  3. 2020 | Shortlist Winner for "Reimagining the Spaces in Between Ideas Competition"
  4. 2017 | Liang-Xi Scholarship for Talented Student ( top 0.5% )
  5. 2016 | Outstanding Academic Scholarship ( top 0.5% )
  6. 2016 | Top Scholarship for Freshman ( top 1% )
  7. 2015 | National Dance Competition, Beijing District, 1st Prize



Social Service

Harvard GSD Development and Alumni Relations (DevAR) office
Students' Voice Lead
Jan 2021 - present

  1. Represent the GSD’s current student population and support the Development and Alumni Relations (DevAR) office’s objective to create a better community


Harvard GSD Landscape Department
Diversity Committee
Jun. 2020 - present

  1. Recruitment and retention of students from diverse backgrounds, diversity in the curriculum and academic matters, events and activities related to diversity