Has a passion for social justice and advocacy, loves Boston, and has an interest in writing. Enjoys watching cooking shows, trying new foods, and exploring new places.
Passionate about education and engaging youth. Committed to talent development and employee engagement . Equally passionate and committed to the MSU Spartans!
Passionate about community empowerment through education and skill building. Busy and loving mom in need of a good nap. Always on the lookout for the best gluten free recipes.
New Englander passionate about educational equity.
Proud Wisconsinite and Pinterest enthusiast party planner dedicated to connecting youth and families to the resources they need to thrive.
California bred by way of the south. Committed to cross sector leadership and collaboration to achieve positive change.
Floridian. Passionate about policy, intersectionality, & youth inclusion. Dreams of owning a corgi. Always smiling, eternally sassy.
New Yorker passionate about using data to inform community-driven change to improve educational equity.
Dedicated to providing resources to disconnected youth to bridge gaps in services; passionate about preparing youth for college, careers, & leadership.
Best apple pie baker, child advocate volunteer, and animal lover.
Cheerleader for career-focused mentoring, professional development for youth service providers, juvenile justice reform, & all things youth-powered!
Unapologetic hugger, creative, adventurous spirit personally and professionally, committed to lending youth voice to systems change for young people with disabilities.
IEL president emeritus with a passion for leadership development; bridging research, practice, and policy; and mentoring women and minority leaders.
Passionate about social justice, multiculturalism, and community development. D.C. explorer/aspiring hip hop dancer.
Cincinnati native & D.C. enthusiast. On a mission to win social, economic & educational justice for all—and to laugh, dance & eat well along the way.
Advocate of creating opportunities for youth with disabilities by day; Connoisseur of food & house plants by night. Happy place is a cozy chair with hot coffee & a book on social equity.
New mom with background in youth workforce & juvenile justice policy, practice, & research now managing IEL's youth & disability TA center.
Rooted in love and justice, Pele (he/him/his) is a second-generation Vietnamese American driven to create impact by bridging communities, building advocates & centering marginalized communities.
Helping IEL grow as premier voice on cross-boundary leadership and strengthen the national Education Policy Fellowship Program.
Passionate about social justice and intersectionality. Halloween, popcorn, and history enthusiast.
Oklahoma native turned family & community engagement superstar. Meeting planner extraordinaire. Purveyor of positivity. Favorite ninja turtle: Leonardo.
Mr. Community Schools! Passionate about putting faith into action, family, & developing/mobilizing community leaders.
Bostonian, born and raised. Loves to be outdoors and/or chat about intersectionality. Proud fighter for equity in education, work, and opportunity. She/hers
A Los Angeles native and now 3-year Washingtonian, Lauren has her B.A. in African American studies - Arts & Literature and has a background in digital marketing. She also enjoys reading and traveling.
Has a passion for creative storytelling that drives action and prioritizes social justice. Loves being a Hokie, exploring the great outdoors, and all things craft beer.
Pennsylvania born and raised, now a DC native after 30+ years. Traveling around the country and around the world, Jeff’s love for the District is why he chooses to call it home. He also enjoys crui
Proud Tennessean—Go VOLS! Disability Rights Advocate, Political Junkie, & SEC Football Fan. Dedicated to serving youth & young adults with disabilities transitioning from high school to adult life.
Passionate advocate for youth, youth voice, and community schools. In policy and in life, it’s all about partnerships and relationships.
Fitness enthusiast with focus on diversity in education.
Howard U grad committed to developing and supporting leaders and systems that better serve our most vulnerable children, youth, and families.
Excited to work with powerful people with disabilities who create their own futures. Loves writing poetry, reading literature & traveling to a new country every year.
True change is possible through cross sectors collaboration, achieve this and you are looking at a better tomorrow.
Throughout his career in education, his passion & focus has been on ensuring that all students have access to deeper & more meaningful learning experiences.
Activist, teacher, coach, mother, and organizer who is joyful even though she is fully aware of current education reform arena.
IEL president emeritus focused on urban education, government and education, and relationships between elementary-secondary and higher education.
Collaborative leader with strong background in education & workforce development. Passionate about opportunity youth, serving adults in families, & elevating issues to support communities.
Georgia peach now Baltimore resident; juvenile probation officer turned mentoring advocate. Striving hard to make a difference in the lives of youth.