Director of Policy Research & Data Analytics
Lee Li joined IIUSA in 2014 as a Policy Analyst. He leads the association’s research and data analytic initiatives, providing regular reports on USCIS processing trends, EB-5 visa usage, waiting line forecast, investor markets analyses, and more. In addition, he manages IIUSA’s extensive industry data library and develops a variety of interactive maps as well as data dashboards to inform EB-5 policy discussions such as reforming Targeted Employment Areas (TEA). Lee also led the publication of the latest peer-reviewed EB-5 economic impact study in collaboration with Western Washington University in 2018. As the administrator of the member portal, Lee is the unofficial “IIUSA tech Jedi.”
Lee received a Master of Science in Government Analytics from Johns Hopkins University and holds a Master of Public Policy from Loyola University Chicago. Originally from China, he speaks Cantonese and Mandarin in addition to English.
After spending three years in Chicago, Lee now lives in Washington, DC with his wife and their Husky-mix Buddy Louis. When Lee is not data crunching at IIUSA, he can usually be found camping in the woods, exploring new food, taking on a road trip, or just hanging out with Buddy.