M. Patricia Li

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Lush customer judge (each year Lush selects one customer to act as an additional independent member of the judging panel).

M. Patricia Li was born in China and grew up mostly in New Jersey, USA. She holds an A.B. in Chemistry from Harvard University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

As an undergraduate, she conducted a variety of research in chemistry and related fields, including on neurological conditions associated with advanced HIV/AIDS at the Manhattan HIV Brain Bank at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the application of diversity-oriented synthesis to creating novel antibiotics at the University of Cambridge as a Herchel Smith Fellow, and the synthesis of complex foams using microfluidic methodologies at Harvard University as a Prise Fellow.

She lived in London for several years while working as a corporate lawyer in private practice, and now works as a mergers and acquisitions lawyer at a financial services firm based in New York City.

Outside of work, she enjoys travelling, yoga, and writing.