Gloria LiYouth Council Member
Gloria Li is a Honors junior at the University of Florida majoring in Environmental and Philosophy. In high school, she led a marine conservation club as well as worked with local nonprofits COAST and Kids' FUN to found a community recycling initiative called The Bottle Project funded by Youth Service America and Disney's Friends for Change. Since 2014, she has organized three environmental education outreach trips to the Forjando Alas youth center in Uvita, Costa Rica—the most recent one in December 2016 involving the EarthEcho Water Monitoring Challenge.
Currently, Gloria is a member of the Speech and Debate Team at her school, an executive officer of the Bob Graham Center Student Fellows, and runs the U.S. Green Building Council at UF, a club focused on sustainable architecture and energy efficiency. She is also a voting member on the City of Gainesville Student Community Relations Advisory Board. She conducts research regarding autonomous underwater vehicles and marine debris with a grant from the U.S. Department of State in Project Gator. In the future, Gloria hopes to pursue a law degree and work in environmental policy. In her free time, Gloria likes to paint, sing, write, and enjoy other forms of art— all with a focus on nature as her primary source of inspiration.