About Me

Exploring the beautiful Alishan National Scenic Area in Taiwan!

Emily Sun Li (she/her) is a Chinese American writer currently pursuing a dual MA in Children’s Literature and MFA in Writing for Children at Simmons University in Boston, MA. Before returning to school, she spent two years teaching English and studying Mandarin Chinese in Kaohsiung, Taiwan as a Fulbright scholar. Her experience in education started at the Taft School, where she served as an English Teaching Fellow as part of the University of Pennsylvania’s Independent School Teaching Residency M.S.Ed program. She studied creative writing/English literature and environmental science at Emory University before graduating summa cum laude. Her poetry is published by Button Poetry, Molecule, and Rigorous, and her writing has been recognized by the YoungArts Foundation, Voyage YA Journal, and the City of Boston. When she’s not reading or writing, she is probably procrasti-cleaning, drinking milk tea, or traveling with family and friends.