Christina Heyon Lee immigrated to Rochester with her parents and sister from Seoul, South Korea as a child. After earning degrees in cultural anthropology from SUNY Buffalo and University of Colorado, Boulder, she worked as an applied anthropologist and qualitative researcher in corporate, non-profit, and educational institutions. She is the Coordinator for Global Education at Monroe Community College. At the College, she is a member of the MCC Global Roundtable, is the incoming co-chair of the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability (IDEA) Council, and was an inaugural member of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project’s Human Rights Education Fellow program. In the community, Christina is Vice President of the Brighton Central School District’s Board of Education and a board member of the Asian/Pacific-Islander American Association of Greater Rochester. She also serves on the WXXI/The Little/City community advisory board. She is a graduate of the United Way of Greater Rochester’s Asian-Pacific American Leadership Development Program and an alumna of the SUNY SAIL (Strategic, Academic, and Innovative Leadership) Institute.
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