Li is a native of China and graduated from Xian International Business College in the Shanxi province in China. While living in the United States, Li has had experience teaching children Chinese as a FLES (Foreign Language in the Elementary School) Chinese teacher, as well as as a teacher assistant a Nursery School. In addition to her teaching experience, Li has had many opportunities to work with children as a volunteer in the local schools in her community. Li, along with her husband, communicate at home in Chinese with their young children; both of which are bilingual–they speak Chinese and English. Li has many interests including foreign languages (English and Japanese), crafts, Chinese traditional instruments (she plays the Zither), ancient Chinese literature, pets, and Chinese cuisine.