Yiqi Li received her B.A. in Journalism from Shanghai International Studies University and M.S. degree in Communication from Northwestern University (NU). Her prior intern experience in Xinhua News Agency, a state-owned international media in China which has inspired her interest in organizational and managerial communication. Prior to her doctoral study in Annenberg, she had diverse experience working as an RA at Network for Nonprofit and Social Impact (NNSI), as a junior marketing manager at startup companies (FoodTrace and Journey Foods), and teaching as an English instructor for professionals on Hujiang.com.

Currently, she studies inter-organizational network, competition and cooperation pattern among organizations, organizational identity categorization, and corporate social responsibility strategies from an evolutional and network point of view.