Jia joined Terraplan after earning her Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of British Columbia, where she entered the program on an Entrance Scholarship. Originally from China, she also has an extensive background in the biological sciences and earned a Master’s degree in Botany from UBC. Her interest and experience in ecology and multidisciplinary research has fostered a deep interest in sustainable design solutions for urban environments. She has participated in numerous projects including the 2050 Vancouver City Plan and the planning project for the Clyde River, Nunavut. Fascinated by the intertwining and balancing of natural and cultural elements in cities, Jia is continuing to explore landscape design both conceptually and technically at Terraplan.