Edward in Washington, D.C. visiting the White House

Edward in Washington, D.C. visiting the White House

Edward Li

University: Brown University
Major: Computer Science
Languages: English and Mandarin Chinese

Biography: I’m a sophomore at Brown University majoring in Computer Science and Economics. I’m a proud son of New York City and I have always taken the energy of the city and applied it to everything that I do. 

We live in exciting technological times, and I’m particularly interested in how applied computer science can be used to solve problems in policy, media, and commerce. These fields comprise the heartbeat of modern society and I am passionate about discovering the dynamics between them. 

My work on campus reflects my interdisciplinary interests. I’m an editor on the Intercollegiate Finance Journal, a nationally-recognized student publication that focuses on technology, business, and finance. I help lead the Community Outreach arm of the Brown Entrepreneurship Program, where I’ve put on events for well-known startup accelerators such as MassChallenge, Venture For America, and Betaspring. Lastly, I’m involved in the Brown Data Science Club, where students process and analyze live data sets to answer tough questions in various fields. 

Last summer I interned with Mana Health, a health care technology startup that’s building a platform for data-driven health care applications. I worked on several new features of the company’s API, including a patient data generator that created comprehensive medical histories that modeled disease progression in diabetics. 

After graduation, I intend to work in product management, business strategy, or consulting in order to solidify my understanding of organizations, logistics, and the tech world at large. I hope to start a company of my own some day and tackle technological problems in policy or business development.