Danvy Le is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at California State University, East Bay. A child of refugees, Dr. Le was born and raised in Little Saigon, Orange County, CA where she was inspired by the political activity of Vietnamese Americans, particularly her father, a Vietnamese journalist who escaped during the Vietnam War. A first generation college graduate, she earned her doctorate at UC Irvine and centers her work around community, inclusion, and empowerment. Her research examines mobilizing communities of color towards political incorporation. In the community, Danvy has volunteered with organizations including AAPI Women Lead, Initiate Justice, and the Ella Baker Center to uplift communities.