Linda W. Li is a third-year medical student at Duke University School of Medicine, who plans to apply into psychiatry and combined internal medicine/psychiatry. She received her B.S. degree from Emory University in 2019, with a double major in biology and English/creative writing. Following college, she received a Fulbright grant to teach English to elementary and junior high students in rural Taiwan from 2019-2020.
As a second-generation Chinese American who has witnessed how mental illness and suicide have impacted the lives of her loved ones, Linda has been a firm advocate of wellness and the de-stigmatization of mental illness throughout her undergraduate and now medical school years. Her passions for AAPI mental health, health literacy and disparities, and medical humanities speak through her own service, storytelling, and art. Through her role on the UCA WAVES team, she hopes to bring her soon-to-be professional expertise, as well as her personal experiences, to support AAPI communities as they grapple with how to address mental illness, intergenerational trauma, and racial and cultural identity.