Graduate Student Spotlights

Yue Li

Media, Culture, and Communication

Briefly tell us why you chose your program:
The Department of Media, Culture and Communication offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human and mediated communication. With my interest in intercultural communication, I want to investigate how culture and communication are influenced by media and how media plays the key role of disseminating and creating cultural forms. Moreover, the opportunities of participating in academic conferences, study abroad, and internships give students precious practical experiences to supplement and enrich their study.
A book I would never sell:
The Count of Monte Cristo
My inspiration is:
from books and conversation with my family and friends
Something I collect:
different countries' Olympic Games pins
Why I went to Graduate School:
Because I want to learn more about my interest and lay solid academic foundation for the future.
The best gift I've ever received:
The longest paper I've ever written:
32 pages about the cross-cultural communication in literature
The professor who influenced me the most:
teacher in high school
My favorite coffee:
Actually I prefer tea
If I could take a year off I would:
go traveling with my family and friends
My secret passion is:
The best invention ever is:

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Beijing, China
What are your plans after you graduate?
PhD or work
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
Beijing Outstanding Graduate, First-rate Scholarship, Smiling Star for Beijing Olympic Volunteer, Honor for excellent China Youth League Member, Test for English Major---Excellent, National Computer Rank Examination Certificate
Community Service and Other Activities:
NYU orientation leader, Volunteer teacher for global classroom at One to World OFA (Olympic Family Assistant) to the President of the JOA, Volunteer representative of Beijing students in Olympic Summer Camp, University volunteer to accommodate Duke University students