Ya-Wei (Jake) Li

Director of Biodiversity


Jake is the Director of Biodiversity for the Environmental Policy Innovation Center, a fiscally-sponsored project of Sand County Foundation. Jake, a nationally-recognized Endangered Species Act expert, develops innovative policies that improve the speed and scale of endangered species conservation. Jake spent eight years growing the endangered species policy program at the Defenders of Wildlife, as Vice President and Director. He previously represented the regulated community as an environmental lawyer at Latham and Watkins, LLP.

Publications by Ya-Wei (Jake) Li