Ms. Lee is the Managing Director, Early Childhood Project Integration at Children Now. She has been working in children’s policy, advocacy and strategy development for nearly 20 years. Ms. Lee works closely with her team to develop comprehensive statewide policies focused on young children, including leading the development of Starting Now: A Policy Vision for Supporting the Healthy Growth and Development of Every California Baby and is also engaged in key early childhood projects focused in Los Angeles County and other regions.
Prior to joining Children Now, Ms. Lee was Director of the Office of Strategic Planning and Integration at First 5 LA and also served as the Policy Manager where she was responsible for managing an $18 million portfolio of grants focused on early childhood policy and advocacy; oversaw state lobbying efforts; led the agency’s policy strategy development focused on early education and home visiting advocacy; and developed partnerships and coalitions with funders and advocates at the local, state and federal levels. Ms. Lee holds a BA in Geography with a focus on Urban and Regional Development and a minor in Asian American Studies from UCLA and an Executive MBA from the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.