Peggy Li joined ACS in October 2015 and currently serves as the Associate Director of Student Chapters. In this capacity, she assists in managing the existing network of ACS student chapters, facilitating the programming of student chapters, working with students to realize their potential for creating a constructive dialogue for change, cultivating our next generation of progressive leaders, building connections and strengthening our progressive network, seeking opportunities to found new ACS student chapters, building and maintaining relationships with faculty advisors and integrating student chapter activities and chapter members into ACS’s substantive initiatives and network of members.
Before joining ACS, Peggy served as a Staff Attorney at Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) working primarily with rural seniors on elder, housing, and public benefits law. Peggy 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. Peggy has also been published in the Akron Law Review and the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice.
Peggy earned her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from the University of California, Los Angeles and her Juris Doctorate 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, Peggy 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 Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society.
Peggy lives in Houston, TX with her husband and her adopted cat and dog.