Karen Kun Li

Karen Kun Li, Advisory Board Member

Ms. Karen Kun Li is a Silicon Valley based angel investor for high-tech startups, a community volunteer, and an environmentalist. In her early philanthropy work, she served as the Deputy Secretary General of Friends of China for The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the world’s leading conservation organization with over one million members. Mostly recently, she was involved with Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) to support Palo Alto schools both financially and as a volunteer.   

A graduate of Beijing Foreign Studies University, Kun kicked-off her broadcast journalist career with China Central Television and held various professional and management positions as editor, anchor, reporter and producer of television programs during her 16-year successful tenure there. Ms. Li was the anchor for a weekly English magazine program “China Today”. She was the Editor-in-Chief of “Securities Time,” which, at the time, was the only business news program in China broadcasting live during trading hours. Ms. Li was also the producer of “China Financial Review” and “Biz China”. With her broadcast journalist background, Ms. Li hopes to advocate Stanford CARE’s mission to millions of people in Asia.