Zi Lin Li (Class of 2022)


Current Employment/Post-Grad Status:

Zi Lin (She/They) is a recent graduate from UC Berkeley, receiving her BA in Sociology in 2022. During her time at UC Berkeley, she worked as a mentor and organizer for middle school, high school, and college students in the Bay Area, working to foster enriching educational opportunities — specifically supporting marginalized communities. She has a particular interest in Economic Sociology and Education, such as how crises affect K-12 Education and Higher Education students, staff, and funding. Currently, Zi Lin is the newest member of the IRLE and will be serving as a program assistant.

Accolades as a Staff:

  • currently working as Program Assistant for Cal's Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
  • co-runs Social Sciences Research Pathways (SSRP)
  • co-runs California Public Employee Relations (CPER)

Accolades as a Student: 

  • 2x Bloss Alumni scholarship recipient; undergraduate researcher to Louise Ly
  • contribution to published work presented at the American Sociological Association
  • assistant to Assistant Vice Chancellor, Fabrizio Mejia, of Cal's Division of Equity & Inclusion
  • Project SMILE Fundraising Coordinator (2021) and Treasurer (2022)