Assistant Director, UC Davis Olive Center
Xueqi (Shirley) Li is the assistant director of the UC Davis Olive Center, performing research and administrative duties including leading and assisting undergraduate and graduate students on research projects, establishing lab protocols, coordinating center events and short courses, and managing the sales of center products. Currently, Shirley is a member of the olive oil tasting panel at Applied Sensory, which is both AOCS and IOC certified. Shirley received a B.E. in food science and technology at the Jiangnan University in China, and a M.S. in Food Science from the University of California, Davis.