Lily Li began her involvement in the Spring of 2005, her sophomore year. She took Natural History of the Vertebrates, taught by MVZ faculty curators. She worked on AmphibiaWeb in the Spring of 2005 and she also began working in the Eileen Lacey lab as a “tuco-wrangler” and continued with that through the fall of 2006. In the fall of 2006, she began working on her IB honors thesis working with MVZ specimens of Pikas for a morphological study. She also volunteered her time producing scientific illustrations for the Prep Lab. She ended up becoming a Nathan & Violet David Scholar, with her research project: “The Impact of Environmental Changes on the Skull and Mandible of the American Pika (Ochotona Princeps): a 2D Morphometric Study.” She is now graduated and working as a research assistant for Professor Eileen Lacey.
“MVZ has provided me with wonderfully diverse and unique experience that shaped me as a biology student. It has also been a pleasure to work with a community of friendly people, who are passionate about what they are doing.”