Director of Coalition Building & Engagement
Kelley Lou is the Director of Coalition Building & Engagement at National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (CAPACD) where she has worked for seven years. In her role, she focuses on providing leadership and capacity building support to over 100 community-based organizations serving low-income AA & NHPI community members nationally.
Originally from Houston, Texas, Kelley worked in her hometown for over five years at the Chinese Community Center, promoting important issues that were key to the Asian American community there. As a 3.5 generation Chinese-American, she was first exposed to AA & NHPI issues while studying for her Bachelors in Social Work at The University of Texas. Impassioned to learn more about advocating for her community, she completed her Master of Social Work degree at Washington University in St. Louis.