JELI is a team of dedicated labor and immigrant rights advocates, trainers and researchers, with extensive experience in Southeast Asia and the US. Living and working across the Global North - South,  the JELI team works closely with grassroots labor leaders and seasoned activists who serve on our advisory board.

Meet The Team

Suthila (Bee) Luenkam

Bee is a seasoned activist, former unionist and factory worker, who is very passionate and active in the movements of Thai labor and women workers.

Pei Palmgren

Pei is a writer with extensive experience in Thailand and Southeast Asia. As both an academic and advocacy researcher, he is interested in international migration, political sociology, and development.

Kriangsak Teerakowitkajorn, PhD.

Kriangsak  is a facilitator, strategic campaign researcher and academic, who holds a doctorate degree in labor geography from Syracuse University.

Chonthita (Neab) Kraisrikul

Neab is a labor researcher with interests in workers associations.  With background in journalism and economics, she is a talented writer who amplifies voices of marginalized people by writing about their struggles for social justice. 

Sakdina Chatrakul Na Ayudhya

Sakdina is a labor historian and researcher who has been involved with the labor NGOs and trade union movements in Thailand for three decades. Since late 2020, Sakdina has served as an advisor for JELI on gig workers' organizing strategies. 

Jon Fox

Jon has nearly two decades of non-profit work experience driving practical solutions with civil society partner to real-world human rights challenges around the globe.

Advisory Board


Just Economy and Labor Institute (JELI) is non-profit organization working to promote social justice and ensure the protection of labor rights. We support workers and labor organizations by offering educational and capacity-building programs. We also partner with rights-based organizations that share our vision and missions to conduct research and design campaign-oriented trainings aimed to achieve economic and labor justice.

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Fahmi Panimbang

Sedane Labor Resource Center, Indonesia