Hongwei (Lesley) Li graduated from Fudan University in 2013 with a B.A. in philosophy. She also studied abroad at Yale University and the University of California, Irvine (UCI). In Shanghai she conducted field research on the education situation for children of migrant workers. While in India, Hongwei served as a volunteer teaching English and hygienic knowledge to children living in the slums. Hongwei’s internship experience in China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs and Huainan Municipal Commission of Education gave her deep insight into policy implementation within China. In addition to being fluent Chinese and English, she is learning Japanese. At Yale, Hongwei's studies focus on developmental policies with a cross-sector perspective.