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“I truly believe in the potential of the human heart.”

Yoly believes that it is important to keep changing her perspectives on art, philosophy, technology, and society in order to improve the lives of people through design. After earning a bachelor degree in architecture and pursuing graduate studies at Tsinghua University in China, she and her friends founded Pacee, an educational platform devoted to building relationships between individual designers and public participation. Their focus is on developing the creative potential of K–12 children through the design-and-build process. Yoly was also a co-initiator and major actress in the 217 opera troupe. She and her friends used buildings in Beijing as the background for performing classical or original dramas. Through the IDM program, Yoly hopes to design critical thinking programs that will motivate young people who choose to do good in the world.