Jonathan Li


Foster City, CA

Jonathan Li is a third-year transfer student at Thurgood Marshall College who is majoring in Data Science. He grew up in the Bay Area, California throughout his childhood. For the first 2 years of his college experience, he attended the University of Washington in Seattle. Jonathan owes a lot of his personal development to his time in the Bay and Seattle and hopes to continue meeting more people during his time in San Diego.


His favorite question to be asked during an interview is “why you”? He uses this opportunity to expand on the various aspects of himself that are often overlooked in standard interview questions, such as his compatibility to work in teams as well as his welcoming sense of humor. This summer, Jonathan is taking on a consulting internship at Statefarm where he plans to apply his problem-solving and analytical skills to tackle real-world problems. In the future, Jonathan plans to transition to a more data science-oriented role where he can extract meaning from complex data and share that knowledge to positively impact the world.


In his free time, Jonathan finds joy in hiking, watching the stock market do somersaults, and exploring San Diego’s various restaurants. This past summer, he was fortunate enough to climb the Half-Dome in Yosemite National Park, one of the most accomplishing bucket-list items he was able to cross off. Jonathan is grateful for the caring people he’s gotten to meet through Alpha Kappa Psi, and for affirming his decision to transfer schools as the correct one. Jonathan knows that his college experience wouldn’t be the same if it weren’t for his brothers’ support and looks forward to seeing them in person.