Victoria Li

“Have a goal – one that you're willing to run towards, against all odds, because it really will be what propels you through . . .”

Hometown: Hacienda Heights (Los Angeles County), California

Major: Sociology
Expected Graduation Date: May 2015

UT Dallas Achievements & Activities

  • Sociology Club, President
  • Pro-Choice Feminist Alliance, President
  • Health Occupations Society of America (HOSA)
  • Hospice Plus, Volunteer

Deciding on Sociology

As a would-be doctor, this aspiration means being a caretaker with a multitude of ethical responsibility. I feel that there’s no better major for understanding people from different walks of life who don’t receive the same privileges than sociology. And on a basic level, social interaction and closure and the effects they have on entire communities of people have always fascinated me as a feminist activist.

My EPPS Success

The supportive faculty - namely access to them - was invaluable to my success. But at the core, my success was genuinely based on my intrinsic interest and desire to study the material. Being fascinated made the reading only so much easier.

Plans for the Future

My primary goal is to become a physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. I want to devote the rest of my life to improving access to and advancing women's healthcare.

Advice to Prospective EPPS Students

It's good to like what you're studying. But aside from that, have a goal – one that you're willing to run towards, against all odds, because it really will be what propels you through that all-nighter.

Other Interests

Aside from volunteering, I love to read. A good book and a cup of well-brewed coffee are what I'd call a good Sunday off. To reduce stress, I swim and I dance; dancing being preferable - and I can dance to just about anything! And on top of it all, I love good conversation about anything ranging from current events to movies to cute pets.