IMG 1267
Milken Scholar 2018
Scholar Profile

Karen Li



Karen Li (she/her) is a rising senior at Yale University majoring in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration. She is passionate about social justice and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, which are the focal points of the organizations and activities she is involved in. At Yale, she has served as a Co-President of the Yale QuestBridge Scholars Network, a staff member at the Asian American Cultural Center, and a senior advisor to the Yale First-Generation, Low-Income Advocacy Movement. She was also a facilitator for the Coalition of Allyship Advocates, which works with the Dean's office to develop Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility training for students. This upcoming year, she will be a First-year Counselor for her residential college, where she will mentor 12 students during the entirety of their first year at Yale.

Outside of Yale, she is the Outreach Lead for Changing Womxn Collective, a digital platform by and for BIPOC womxn, femme-identifying, and non-binary folks to tell their own stories on their own terms.

During the summer of 2022, she is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Intern at NBCUniversal.

High school:  Brooklyn Technical High School


College Year Degree
Yale College
New Haven, CT
2023 B.A. Ethnicity, Race, and Migration