Born in Mexico City, Mexico, but raised in Salt Lake City, Utah; Joél-Léhi has spent over a decade leading in educational justice issues across the country.
Named as one of Utah’s 20 in their 20s by Utah Business; Joél-Léhi is a social entrepreneur that created the EdTech startup Machitia, which is the space for educators to share best practices and transformative lesson plans. He’s also the founder of the local nonprofit Casa Quetzalcoatl, which uses decolonized frameworks to create sustainable Latinx leaders in Utah.
He serves as the National Vice President of Youth for the League of United American Citizens (LULAC), the largest and oldest Latinx civil rights organization in the country. Joél-Léhi is also the National President for the Education for Liberation Network.
His Bachelor's Degree is in Social Justice Pedagogy from the U. His first Masters Degree is from Columbia University in Sociology and Education. He is doing his second Masters Degree at the U’s Business School in Business Creation. Joél-Léhi knows Spanish, English, Japanese and Nahuatl.