by Kelsey Hendrixson

Lee leads SEARAC’s health and education advocacy to address health and education disparities within the Southeast Asian American community. Lee also expands the policy advocacy capacity of SEAA-serving organizations and individuals by coordinating advocacy campaigns, building coalitions, and providing resources around health and education policy.

Lee graduated from the University of California, Davis, with a Bachelor of Arts in political science: public service and a bachelor of science in community and regional development with a minor in education. Lee first began working in the SEAA community as a Youth Advisory Member to Hmong Women’s Heritage Association’s youth program, leading community events to address issues facing Hmong youth in Sacramento. Lee continued her passion for community organizing and led the UC Davis Southeast Asians Furthering Education (SAFE) department throughout her undergraduate career. Through SAFE, Lee coordinated conferences, community workshops, and leadership pipelines through a holistic, culturally relevant, and progressive lens to recruit and retain Southeast Asian Americans in higher education.

Aside from her passion for social justice, Lee also enjoys traveling, journaling, and dreaming about food tours and whales/whale sharks.

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