Jessica Lee

Jessica Lee

Jessica Lee is the Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Council of Korean Americans (CKA). Jessica leads research and analysis on leading issues of importance to Korean Americans and crafts strategic messages for policymakers, opinion leaders, the press, and society at large.
Prior to joining CKA, Jessica was a Resident Fellow at the Pacific Forum CSIS in Honolulu, HI, where she published articles on security and economic relations in East Asia. She brings a decade of public and private sector experience in Washington, including as the director of a nonprofit organization specializing in women’s leadership training and development.
Jessica received a B.A. in political science from Wellesley College and a A.M. in East Asian regional studies from Harvard University.Ms. Duong has close to 15 years of experience in the government and nonprofit sectors with human rights, civil rights, and immigration law and policy. Most recently, she led a local nonprofit and victim service provider, Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project.
She previously led immigration policy and campaigns at Asians Advancing Justice – Asian American Justice Center and managed legal assistance programs for survivors of violence and trauma at BPSOS-Houston. There, she aided coalition partners on a historic disaster response effort for Hurricane Katrina evacuees. She holds a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and a B.A. in English from the University of Texas.

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