Rebecca Li (JE ’23) is a Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology major from St. Paul, Minnesota. She was introduced to global health through Science Olympiad competitions and is interested in the relationship between social determinants of health and infectious diseases, especially vector-borne diseases. She is also fascinated by the dynamic relationship between traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine. After graduation, Rebecca hopes to receive a Master’s in Public Health and become a pediatrician. On campus, Rebecca is a co-director of logistics for Yale University Science Olympiad and volunteers with VITA. She is also a student research assistant in the Bei Lab at the Yale School of Public Health, where she investigates genomic diversity and experimental genetic approaches in malaria vaccine candidates. In her free time, Rebecca loves to solve jigsaw puzzles and learn about Chinese history.