The Institute for Good Government and Inclusion is a 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in and based out of the State of California.
Dr. Loan K. Le is the President and CEO of IGGI. She previously served as Director of Research at UC Berkeley’s Center for (US) Latino Policy Research and as Visiting Assistant Professor at UCLA in the Department of Political Science and in the Department of Asian American Studies. She is a member of the National Association for the Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) and serves on NACOLE’s Communications Working Group (formerly the editorial committee for the NACOLE Review). She won the Western Political Science Association award for Best Paper in Asian Pacific American Politics in 2014 and in 2015. She served on the WPSA Committee for the Status of Asian Pacific Americans in the Profession (2014-2017) and was the Committee Chair for academic year (2016-2017). Dr. Le is the Co-Chair of the American Political Science Association (APSA) Caucus of Asian Pacific Americans (2017-2019). From 2016 through 2018, she taught at Santa Clara University in the Department of Ethnic Studies. Starting in 2019, she will teach at Cal State East Bay in the Department of Political Science.
In 2010, Dr. Le received her PhD from the University of California Berkeley’s Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science. During this time, she served as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Previous to graduate school, she served as a Coro Foundation Fellow in Public Affairs, as well as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar.
Q: Tell me a little known fact or two, something I wouldn’t know from her bio?
A: Loan has always been passionate about democracy and good government. She won the American Legion’s Medal of Honor for courage, honor, leadership and patriotism in her youth. She championed these values into early adulthood — her undergraduate commencement speech for the School of Social Sciences at UC Irvine called for more public servants to advance democratic inclusion and to oppose violence and terrorism — and she continues with work on good government today.
Dr. Jackie Bass is Secretary on IGGI’s Board of Directors (bio to come)
Ms. Maitria Moua (J.D.) is Treasurer on IGGI’s Board of Directors (bio to come) Note: IGGI is an independent, non-partisan public policy think tank with 501(c)(3) status. It is not affiliated with Santa Clara University.