Li Wang

“While spearheading the founding teams for two Cornell campus organizations, I came to understand the importance of leadership. Leadership represents the capabilities and skills to initiate, plan and execute ideas to achieve specific objectives. The AWIB Scholarship Award provides an opportunity for me and other Asian women to get closer to realizing our dreams. Thank you AWIB and all the sponsors for the encouragement and support you have provided me to pursue life-long goals in community service and sustainable and social responsibility.”
– Li Wang, Class of 2010

Li Wang is a senior at Cornell University majoring in Biology and Applied Economics & Management, with concentrations in Animal Physiology and Strategy. As a Peer Mentor of BOLD (Business Opportunities in Leadership and Diversity), Li was part of a team that delivered solar panel power generation systems and laptop computers to schools in small villages of Western Kenya. To accomplish this costly endeavor, the team applied for funding through numerous charitable organizations, held a soup competition at the University, and organized a charitable dinner where over 150 Cornell alumni attended.

Li is also co-Founder of Ithaca Free Clinic Initiative that serves to educate the local community on health insurance and medical care options. Additionally, she founded Food for Thought, a unique organization that encourages the community to explore diversity through food, teaches general health, and promotes awareness of international hunger issues.

She was a past volunteer at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute and has worked as a Residential Advisor at Cornell Residential Programs and a Marketing intern at CCTEC.

Li was inducted into the National Residence Hall Honorary at Cornell, and has received awards such as Diversity program of the Month (Regional) and Certificat d’Excellence from Alliance Français de Buffalo. 





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