Cynthia Li, Spanish & STEM Tutor

Cindy is a freshman at Washington University in St. Louis. She is planning on double majoring in Healthcare Management and Global Health on the Pre-Medical track.

At WashU, Cindy is a Moog Scholar in the Honorary Scholars Program, a scholarship awarded to her during admissions based on her academic excellence and research internship in MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, where she self-taught a CAD program to build an algae bioreactor and designed protein molecules using VMD to develop and test multiple generations of membranes for the biofuel research.

In high school, Cindy served as the Class President on Student Government for two years Growing up as a member of the Asian minority in a predominately white town, Cindy made it a priority to promote diversity and inclusion in her community through creating events like the Multicultural Food Fest where the cuisine of over 25 cultures was featured.

Additionally, she taught skating to children with disabilities through a Special Olympics program at her local ice rink and volunteered at her local hospital to help sick. Cindy is passionate about giving back and contributing to her community creating inclusive community, equality She was an avid tri-season high school athlete; she played varsity tennis, field hockey, and as the school’s varsity fencing captain for two consecutive years, she led the team to the State Championships and placed 3rd for Women’s Foil.

During high school, Cindy taught Spanish to middle school students, mentored the underclassmen to become better leaders in student government, supported a group of 20 freshman as a Freshman Advisory Leader, served as a TA in her local Chinese language school, and in her senior year, as the President of National Honor Society, she organized and ran the tutoring service in her high school. Cindy is excited to bring her tutoring expertise, her academic and extracurricular experiences, as well as her radiant empathy and creative patience to help her younger peers emerge from the pandemic with solid academics.