Daiwei Li received dual B.S. degrees in Optical Engineering in 2019, one from Changchun University of Science and technology in China, and one from Delaware State University, Dover, DE. She worked at a precision optical instrument company in China for three months, where she gained experience in optical testing and assembling 808nm laser diodes. She is currently pursuing her Master of Engineering degree in Photonics and Optical Science at Duke University, Durham, NC. She joined the Photoacoustic Imaging Lab (PI-Lab) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University in 2019. Her present research interests focus on photoacoustic imaging technologies in the bio-medical field, especially in functional brain imaging using photoacoustic microscopy.