Grace Li is a rising Junior at Boston University pursuing a dual-degree in International Relations and Communication with concentrations in Environmentally Sustainable Development and Advertising. She is originally from Needham, MA, and hopes to pursue a career in international and environmental law following graduation. Grace grew up in a diverse family with a father from Hong Kong and a part-Native American mother from Oklahoma. Her interest in global studies and politics began with observing cultural relations and clashes between her own extended family. Grace is particularly passionate about issues of women’s rights, public health, and environmental justice. Last fall, Grace co-founded the Boston University chapter of UN Women’s HeForShe campaign; she is currently Vice President of the organization and is working on expanding advocacy at BU. Outside of international work, Grace dances with BU’s Dance Theatre Group and writes for BU’s independent, student-run newspaper, The Daily Free Press. Grace also recently traveled to Cuba with a group of thirteen students and professors from BU, where she learned about Cuba’s culture and its complicated history of relations with the United States. By working with UNAGB, she hopes to learn more about international organizations and nonprofit work.
Two Truths and a Lie…
Grace met Jamie Lee Curtis while studying in Cuba.
Grace edited a preliminary script for Walden Media’s movie, The Giver.
Grace tripped and fell onstage at her high school graduation.