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Jessie Li

Biomedical Engineering

Biography

Jessie Li, of Knoxville, is a graduate of Farragut High School. She plans to major in biomedical engineering and wants to do research that leads to safer gene therapies. Through her high school student government, she helped collect 22,000 cans of food for the Love Kitchen, a local charity serving homebound and homeless people. Li regularly volunteers in the emergency room and therapy services unit of Methodist Medical Center. She also founded an online tutoring program for Shuangwang Elementary School in rural China, using her bilingualism to supplement students’ English instruction.