Joél-Léhi is a Latino immigrant from Mexico City, Mexico, but grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is a polyglot that speaks Spanish, English, Japanese, Portuguese, and Nahuatl. As a teenager he produced a film documentary titled “Red Flags: Racism & Ethnic Stereotyping in [Utah] Schools.” At age 16 he co-founded the National Student Bill of Rights Movement and led it for the first 2 years as the National Director. He spent two years in Tokyo Japan as a full-time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Joél-Léhi created his own major titled, Social Justice Pedagogy at the University of Utah. He co-founded a 501c3 nonprofit called Casa Quetzalcoatl. He ha also served on an advisory board about equity and diversity that advises the Utah State Board of Education. , Joél-Léhi served as the LULAC Utah State Deputy Director and focused on empowering his community through divergent critical social justice methods.