Peggy Li

Senior Director of Chapters

Peggy Li joined ACS in October 2015 and currently serves as the Senior Director of Chapters. In this capacity, she assists in managing the existing network of ACS chapters, facilitating the programming of chapters, working with members to realize their potential for creating a constructive dialogue for change, cultivating and supporting our next generation of progressive leaders, building connections and strengthening our progressive network, promoting diversity and inclusion throughout our network, seeking opportunities to found new ACS chapters, building and maintaining relationships with advisors, and integrating chapter activities and chapter members into ACS’s substantive initiatives and network of members.

Before joining ACS, Li served as a Staff Attorney at Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) working primarily with rural seniors on elder, housing, and public benefits law. Li also served as a coordinator for LSNC’s Race Equity Project conducting research, facilitating monthly calls, spearheading office-wide projects, and providing trainings on framing, implicit bias, and social cognition. She has also been published in the Washington Monthly, the ACS Blog, the Akron Law Review, and the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice.

Li currently serves as the Vice President of Community Relations for the Asian American Bar Association of Houston, Co-Chair of the Government and Public Sector Lawyers Network and Member of the Judicial and Executive Appointments and Nominations Committee for the National Filipino American Lawyers Association, and Steering Committee Member for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association's Civil Rights Committee.

Li earned her B.A. in Mass Communications from the University of California, Los Angeles and her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. She is a member of the California State Bar (inactive) and the Texas State Bar. At Berkeley Law, Li was a William K. Coblentz Civil Rights Endowment Student Research Fellow at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, a Managing Editor for the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, and the President of the Berkeley Law ACS Student Chapter. She is an ACS Next Generation Leader.

Li lives in Houston with her husband.