Xiongpao “Xp” Lee was born in Nong Khai refugee camp in Thailand, grew up in Fresno, CA in the 80’s and 90’s, received his bachelor’s from the University of South Carolina Upstate, and now calls the Twin Cities, MN, home. Xp is a renaissance man with many talents and many stories about community, country, family, growing up American-Hmong and love’s many wonderful paths.
Xp spent time as a Community Liaison for the City of Brooklyn Park, MN, and is co-owner of Owl Creative Solutions, a Twin Cities marketing and promotions agency. He’s passionate about making sure the Hmong community is accurately counted because “Data is power.” He is a lead organizer for the Hmong American Census Network who is doing the hard work to complete the count of the Hmong community across America. In 2019, Xp joined the Minnesota Council on Foundations as their program lead for the 2020 Census.