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Campus Cutie: Mochi Li

This week’s Campus Cutie is Mochi Li, a second year Environment Science major, Geography/Environmental Studies minor. His friends can assure you that he’s one of the friendliest people at UCLA, so if you see him on campus don’t be afraid to say hi! 


Where are you from?

I was born in the prefecture city of Ezhou in eastern Hubei Providence, China, that is where I am from originally. I would say that home is now the smallest city in Orange County; La Palma, California.


What is one unique quality that you have?

I wouldn’t say any quality is unique just for me. I think that I have a unique quality in which I have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that allows me to humble my mind, be compassionate, and find satisfaction in life’s simplest of pleasures.


Where do you see yourself in five years?

Absolutely no idea whatsoever. I couldn’t tell you where I see myself in two weeks. The most important thing for me in five years is that I am healthy; physically, mentally, and spiritually. I do hope that in five years time, I would be working to actively develop solutions to environmental challenges in different regions across the globe. I hope I would be assisting in the development of policies and strategies that will produce co-benefits in the environment and overall human health and livelihood.


What has been your biggest motivation?

My motivation stems from individuals who have believed, supported, encouraged, and helped me in any matter they were able to. Whether it be family, friends, or educators, they are a collection of individuals who have never given up on me. Their words of wisdom have instilled in me the importance of perseverance and doing everything that you do to the best of your ability.


And now for the most important question: Blue and black or white and gold?

Haha, goodness. Frankly, I don’t care about the actual dress, but I do find the phenomenon behind it quite interesting. But, blue and black, of course, no doubt. 

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