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Amazing Student – Yilin Li

Texas A&M Department of Economics Amazing Student
July, 2022


Yilin Li


Sugar Land, TX

High School:

Dulles High School

Degree objective:

Bachelors of Science in Economics, Bachelors of Science in Mathematics

Expected graduation:

Spring 2024

University highlights, awards, scholarships:

Dean’s List, Public Policy Internship Program, Schlumberger Founders Scholarship

Clubs/Organizations I am (was) a part of:

Aggie Minority Women in Law

Current employment:


Family ties to Texas A&M:


I chose to attend Texas A&M because…

I didn’t choose A&M in particular, but I know now that it was the perfect fit. I have had amazing opportunities and love the Aggie spirit, with an added bonus of the amazing Aggie network who are always willing to help.

My favorite things to do on campus are…

Visit the antique piano in the Reynolds Gallery above the MSC.

When I have free time, I like…

To boulder at Stone Co. and visit Bryan.

The craziest thing I’ve done is…


My favorite place to study is…

Sweet Eugene’s

My favorite ECON professor is…

Dr. Naufal, Dr. Krasteva, and Dr. Ureta, but all the professors are amazing.

My favorite part of being an Economics student is…

I can learn deeply about a wide set of interesting topics, and I can always find ways to apply the research and analytical skills.

If I could share an afternoon with anyone, I would love to share it with…

I would spend it with my younger siblings at the library or at a park.

If I knew I could not fail, I would…

Hike Mount Everest!

If money was not a consideration, I would love to…

Visit every country in the world.

What is your passion and how are you committed to pursuing it?

I am passionate about ending gender inequality. I want to research it through economics and law and find solutions that prevent future generations from experiencing gender based violence and discrimination.

After graduation, I plan to…

Attend law school or get a PhD, working to end gender based violence and discrimination.

The one Texas A&M experience I will always remember is…

Watching the Alabama game in DC with my PPIP roommates.