Since the age of eight, Li began studying with her private art teacher. After taking over six years of drawing and painting lessons, she then moved on to pushing her art to the next level by entering the School of Visual arts and Performing arts, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School. She has then received her Bachelors of Fine Arts at the College of Staten Island. Li is currently achieving her Masters of Fine Arts in painting at the New York Studio School.
Similar to her childhood experience, Li feels it is important to pass on the traditional training to her students. She aims to teach her students to be able to observe better and articulate their works in a creative manner.