• Social Innovation Fellowship


Statistics, Sociology

Award Year 


Michelle Liu ‘22 is a sophomore studying Statistics and Sociology at Brown University. Through data, writing, and advocacy, she seeks to understand and improve social inequalities within minority communities. Her statistical research has involved examining health inequities based on gender and education in China and most recently, the intergenerational class structure of Asian-Americans within the United States. She was a reporter for her county newspaper and published a book Navigating Transitions capturing the diverse experiences of adults on the autism spectrum. Working at organizations such as Two Bridges Neighborhood Council, New Jersey Autism Study and The Ocean Project, she continues to gain knowledge of sociological disparities and phenomena. Michelle is the founder of Time Spent, a nonprofit venture that uses something that we all have, time, instead of money to exchange services. The mission of her startup is to alleviate increase access to resources while building communities and stronger relationships. On-campus, Michelle is an Associate Data Director for The Brown Political Review, a team lead at 180 Degrees Consulting, and an editor at post- magazine.