Headshot: Pele Le

Pele Le

Headshot: Pele LePele joined IEL in 2019 as an events and operations program associate to work directly with IEL’s Coalition of Community Schools and Family & Community Engagement initiatives.

Prior to joining IEL, he has been bridging communities and developing advocates, working at universities, state and federal-level civil rights organizations, and nonprofits. At the Southeast Asian Resource Action Center, he advocated for largest refugee population to ever resettle in the United States, leading equitable outreach research and national community engagement efforts. At the largest national Asian American and Pacific Islander workers’ organization, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, he coordinated local grassroots and national campaigns to mobilize the AAPI community for the elections.

Pele Le (he/him/his) is proud second-generation Vietnamese American and a first-generation college graduate of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities with a B.A.S. in health services management and a minor in psychology, public health, leadership, and Korean.