YING YING LI
Ying Ying Li is a hard-working individual who is passionate about both dancing and bioengineering. She commenced dance ever since the age of six and has trained in various styles such as ballet, modern jazz, and contemporary. In addition, she has performed in numerous productions and competitions, such as The Nutcracker, Ariel, CSTD Asia Pacific Dance Competition, and GTB Dance Competition. Her favorite subject in school is mathematics and science as she continuously strives to advance her knowledge in the STEM field.
Though Ying Ying much enjoys dance and STEM, she was not a natural talent in them from the very beginning. Over the course of her journey, she learned that with only diligence, commitment, and passion will she be able to achieve goals, and unleash potential. In 2020 when she stumbled upon ligament surgery, this wisdom was further accentuated as she learned about the importance of patience. Her drive to get back on track from the injury caused more damage than before and drove her into a spiral of frustration. She learned that patience is key to recover back stronger than ever, for results cannot come instantly and require time and nurture. This has molded Ying Ying to become a resilient and persevering individual, as she continues to do her best in whatever she puts her mind to.
At school, Ying Ying is the Chair of Bioengineering club, Vice-chair of Smiles of China, and an avid member of Project 0, Science Society, Medical Society, and Math Circles. Furthermore, she is a lead choreographer in UWCSEA’s 2023 Dance Showcase - Evolve and has contributed to many dance events on campus. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing netball, and cooking with her grandma.
She hopes to study at Stanford University in the future and pursue bioengineering under the tutelage of the college’s world-class faculty. Ying Ying believes that this is an excellent opportunity to expand her interest in the STEM field, and continue to inspire as well as innovate in both dance and bioengineering.