Born in the US to immigrant parents from Taiwan and raised in New Jersey, Li chased what she thought was the American Dream and toiled on Wall Street before pursuing her passion for filmmaking. Her unique journey informs her films, which often explore the dark side of ambition. SHOOT and Free the Bid have recognized Li for commercial directing. Select clients of hers include: Omaze, (RED), General Electric, Call of Duty, and L’Oeuf Poché. A sci-fi filmmaker and fan, she won the Mary Shelley Award for directing Kepler X-47 and her original vision and world-building. Narrative films that Li directed have been praised by Upworthy, Gizmodo, Vimeo (Staff Pick), SciFi Now, Huffington Post, Mitú, and curated by LACMA, Killer Films, the British Film Institute, the Academy of Motion Pictures, Slamdance, SITGES, the Hammer Museum, Refinery 29, and New York Fashion Week. She has also sold scripts to Twentieth Century FOX and Super Deluxe. Li is bilingual (English and Mandarin Chinese), and enjoys traveling, adventure sports, and junk food.