Yun Zhan Monahan – Senior Associate, joined New Ecology in 2011. Ms. Zhan is a graduate of the Master of City Planning Program from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, and holds Bachelor Degrees in both Engineering (Urban Planning) and Economics. Ms. Zhan’s broad academic background provides her with an advanced understanding of the interdisciplinary areas between planning, housing, energy, finance and economics. In addition to her academic background, Ms. Zhan has worked in real estate development, affordable housing, and city planning: experience which has provided her skills in database management, quantitative analysis, and GIS. Ms. Zhan’s current interests are in applying her strengths in economics, quantitative analysis, and the principles of city planning to sustainable design, energy efficiency of the built environment, and affordable housing.