Richard Li is a Ph.D. candidate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. His research focuses on the spatial and temporal dynamics of biological invasions, and aims to use biodiversity data from global databases to inform and improve the monitoring of species invasions worldwide. Richard received his B.A. in Environmental Biology from Columbia University, with a concentration in Computer Science. At Yale, he has served as a teaching fellow for undergraduate science courses and as an instructor in the Yale Young Global Scholars program. As a McDougal Graduate Teaching Fellow, Richard brings a passion for creating inclusive and accepting classroom environments and supportive and close-knit student communities, as he believes that the environment in which students learn is just as important to their success as the content that they learn.