Leslie Toy is a Policy Advocate under the Health Access Project, where she focuses on outreach, education, and advocacy to address the health care needs of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities throughout California. Her statewide work is concentrated on advocating for culturally and linguistically appropriate health care for the state’s Asian American and NHPI immigrant communities, limited English proficient populations, and Medi-Cal expansion. She also provides policy analysis and recommendations on federal and state legislation regarding the Affordable Care Act.
Prior to Advancing Justice - LA, Toy served as the Japanese American Citizen's League's Norman Y. Mineta Fellow in Washington D.C., where she worked in coalition with partners of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans on public policy issues of health care, immigration, and civil rights. She also has served on the Washington D.C. board of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum.
Toy graduated from the University of California, Berkeley.