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2020 Conference Keynote Speaker

In addition to her work at UMBC, Dr. Lee works with universities, non-profits organizations, and faith-based communities to provide engaging opportunities for community members to further develop their leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion knowledge, awareness and skills. She has collaborated with various national organizations including NACADA, ACPA, the Residential College Symposium, and NCORE. Dr. Lee completed her Ph.D. in the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education program at Michigan State University. Her research focuses broadly on Black college student experiences, social justice, and theory-to-practice methods for higher education professionals. Additionally, she holds a BSW from Eastern Michigan University (McNair Scholar) and MSW from the University of Michigan. Beyond work, Dr. Lee is a daughter, a sister, a friend, a cousin, and an avid traveler. She has a deep belief in people and possibility. She seeks to find joy in everyday life, and values time with friends and family…. especially her super cute twin nephew Kamran! More than anything else, she believes that she is always capable of learning, growing, and evolving.