Lili Zhai works as the Communicaitons Assistant of WRI China. Before joining WRI, she worked for Ruder Finn Asia, a global communications and creative agency, and was responsible for content creation as well as event support for Mercedez-Benz’s corporate social responsibility. As a student, she had worked as intern for organizations of various types, including Ogilvy, CCTV and Beijing People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.

Lili graduated from Georgetown University with a Master’s Degree in Communication, Culture and Technology (M.A.), and University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and French (B.A.). She also learnt Spanish for two years.

When she’s not at work, it is common to find her working out in the gym. She is also a huge fan of photography and coffee.