Beryl Li was born in China, and grew up between Beijing, Vancouver, and northern California. She is ethnically Chinese, holds a Canadian passport, and has heard enough political debates about healthcare to pass as an American. She finds learning organic chemistry endlessly entertaining (like puzzles!) and enjoys-perhaps a little too much-to spend long hours in lab. For these reasons, she wishes to pursue a career that relates to organic chemistry in the future. As of the time being, more columns to run!
Email: beryllium at berkeley dot edu