Xiao (Winnie) Li was a teaching and research assistant in Statistics at California State University at Hayward. She was one of three students out of 230 who won the 2005 George J. Resnikoff Memorial Scholarship. She also won the best TA of the year award in 2001. She has a MS in Statistics from CSU Hayward and a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from UC Davis.
She has worked as a financial analyst for Clearwire and Microsoft using large databases to do financial modeling. Winnie won the Bellevue College Margin of Excellence Award in 2010.