Ivy Teng Lei
Ivy Teng Lei is passionate about connecting purpose with business. After living in the United States undocumented for over 20 years, she harnessed her lived experience to advocate for purpose-driven investment in the intersection between private, public, and the not-for-profit sector. She is an op-ed contributor in The Guardian and has appeared on NBC, Fox, ABC, NY Times, NPR, BBC UK, and other major news platforms for her work.
Ivy serves as the Board President of ImmSchools, a nonprofit organization that works with K-12 educators to transform schools into safe and welcoming spaces for undocumented students and families, and on the Board of Directors for the Student Clinic for Immigrant Justice (SCIJ). She was Board President for the Digital Services Coalition (DSC) from 2021-2023, a nonprofit working to bring digital transformation to federal agencies. She is a New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) DREAM, a CORO New York Immigrant Civic Leadership Program (ICLP), a CORO Northern California Women in Leadership (WIL), and a Moving World Institute (MWI) Global Social Impact Fellow. She previously served on the board of the Baruch College Association, OCA Advocate New York, helped create the New York's Asian American / Pacific Islander Chamber (ACE New York), and continues to advise small, medium-sized businesses and nonprofits.