Janice Li was elected to the BART Board of Directors in November 2018. Director Li represents the 8th District, which includes portions of San Francisco.
Janice was born in Hong Kong and moved to the U.S. at a young age. Prior to moving to San Francisco, she worked for People United for Sustainable Housing, a community-based organization in Buffalo, New York that intertwines grassroots, direct action organizing with affordable housing development. Through PUSH, Janice founded a community center on the west side of Buffalo in 2009, which still thrives today, predominantly serving low-income teens of color and refugees.
In 2013, Janice moved to San Francisco where she began working as a community organizer with the SF Bicycle Coalition, membership-based nonprofit with the mission of promoting the bicycle for everyday transportation. Currently, she serves as the advocacy director where she leads campaigns, policy and legislative work, and the organization’s political endorsements process.
Janice lives in the Outer Sunset and is a regular bicycle commuter and transit rider.