My name is Li Xiao and I am majoring as a Civil Engineer. I chose UWM because they have a great PhD program that I am aggressively pursuing. Currently, I am a research assistant at the Engineering, Mathematics, and Science building on campus. I really enjoy the city of Milwaukee, specifically the closeness to Lake Michigan as well as the people in the area. When I began my stay at UWM, I was optimistically-confused. But as time went on, I became quite comfortable with everything UWM has to offer. And besides the great schooling, the variety of restaurants really puts the icing on the cake.