Xuanxuan (Kari) Li
My name is Xuanxuan (Kari) Li. I am a senior at University of Washington, double majoring in psychology and early childhood and family studies. I am very honored to be selected as one of the Corbett Exchange Fellows. This opportunity enables me to carry out my independent research project to investigate the differences between Chinese–English bilingual education programs in Vancouver and the Seattle area. I hope to present my findings at the Undergraduate Research Symposium at UW in 2019.
I am originally from China. My Chinese heritage always inspires me to promote cross-cultural interactions and learning. My experiences of volunteering in the Chinese–English bilingual program and Chinese–English dual language program in the Greater Seattle area motivate me to learn about the development of bilingualism in educational settings.
My current psychology project research, which focuses on understanding the cognitive differences between monolingual and bilingual speakers, will enhance my understanding of bilingualism and empower me to conduct my independent research in Vancouver.