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. She grew up in Buffalo, New York and went to college at New York University. After graduating, she returned back to Buffalo and worked for People United for Sustainable Housing, a community-based organization 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, a grassroots nonprofit with the mission of promoting the bicycle for everyday transportation. Currently, she serves as the advocacy director, leading the organizing and policy work for one of the city’s largest membership-based advocacy organizations. She has won countless of campaigns for better bike infrastructure, more funding for transit and policies that encourage sustainable transportation.
Janice lives in the Outer Sunset and is a regular bicycle commuter and transit rider.