What college/university are you attending and what made you choose it?
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – I chose to go to medical school here because it’s in my hometown of New Orleans.
Which program are you pursuing and what about the subject intrigues you most?
I am pursuing an MD/PhD in public health. I am most interested in anti-racism work, and addressing health inequity.
What are your career aspirations?
I aspire to be an abortion provider.
What is a fun fact about you that few people know?
I have a collection of over 100 rocks and fossils that I can identify by heart.
What is your favorite book/movie/song and why?
My favorite movie is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – I love sci-fi, and it was the first sci-fi movie where I felt represented.
What is your current favorite streaming binge?
Bob’s Burgers – this show can heal all wounds.
In your spare time, what do you enjoy doing?
I love making costumes for Mardi Gras! I’m thinking about starting my own Etsy shop for it.
How are you practicing self-care during this difficult time?
I cuddle often with my dog, Coco.
How are you adjusting to remote life and what are your tips to stay motivated?
If I need a break from work, I try to clean my house or do some chores, just so that I can feel productive.
As a Point Scholar, what is your message to other LGBTQ+ students?
If you ever feel like you aren’t doing enough, remember that your existence is inherently a revolutionary act of resistance!
This post’s responses were submitted by Point Scholar Mirandy Li.
Li is currently pursuing an MD/PhD in public health at Louisiana State University. Read more about Mirandy here.