Jennifer Li, STEM Scholar

STEM Scholarship, 2013

Jennifer (Jenny) Li, from Setauket, N.Y., is majoring in the Integrated Science and Biology Program in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (WCAS). She is the Associated Student Government (ASG) Science Senator, is a member of Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity, and participated in Alternative Spring Break. She was chosen a Freshman Emerging Leader and also was a Peer Advisor for Wildcat Welcome Week 2013. This past year, Jennifer worked at a research lab on Northwestern University’s Chicago campus. Inspired by her lab research, which currently focuses on the genetic causes of autism and other mental disorders, she has devoted her time to a student organization called AMASE (Academy of Music and Arts for Special Education, spending time with autistic children teaching them how to play instruments and other music-related activities. She plans to become either a veterinarian or a criminal forensic scientist.