My parents came from educated families in China and Hong Kong and immigrated to the United States. My mother arrived in the early ’50s as an undergraduate while my father, who was 10 years her senior, was studying for a Ph.D. Back then, it was difficult for Asians to come here. The immigration…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading A life’s recounting in the subject’s own words
  • Sidebar Title Vivien Li
  • Sidebar Sub Title River Keeper
  • Sidebar Content Block

    Riverlife, Pittsburgh, President & CEO (2015 – present)

    The Boston Harbor Association, President (201115); Executive Director (19912011)

    Senior Staff to Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis (198891)

    Special Assistant to Massachusetts Public Health Commissioner (198387)

    Princeton University, M.A., Public Affairs/​Urban and Regional Planning (1983)

    Barnard College, Columbia University, B.A., Environmental Management (1975)

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