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Milken Scholar 2018
Scholar Profile

Karen Li



Karen Li is a rising junior at Yale University majoring in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration. She is the current Co-President of YFAM (Yale First-Generation and/or Low-Income Advocacy Movement) which actively advocates to administration regarding issues in the FGLI community, and as a QuestBridge Match recipient herself, she serves as the Community Relations Chair of Yale's QuestBridge chapter. She is also on the Executive Board for Yale College Council as the Student Life Director.
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 2020, she will be a research assistant to two professors: Dr. Rooks at Loyola Marymount University and Professor HoSang at Yale University, who are researching civic engagement within Asian American/Pacific Islander Communities, and Antiracist teaching and learning, respectively.
She will be taking a leave of absence for the 2020-2021 school year and will be working at different organizations focused on uplifting marginalized communities.

High school:  Brooklyn Technical High School


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