Li was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and dystonia in 2012 at the age of 21. Her many years of athletic training before the diagnosis gives her an edge to maintain an active lifestyle and manage the symptoms in a sustainable way. This also makes her an advocate – people with Parkinson’s can live better with exercise.
Li worked in the finance industry and non-profit industry, and she is experienced in finance auditing, venture capital, impact investing, incubator and accelerator design and training, and grant writing. Her work has served many vulnerable, underrepresented, and underserved groups, such as elders with Alzheimer’s disease, children with autism, indigenous groups, women entrepreneurs, etc. Equity, inclusion and diversity is a key component of all her work.
“Let’s be optimistic because we are the changemakers and we are the enablers.”