Dr. Hyun Lee
Senior Advisor for Strategic Partnerships
Virginia & Washington, DC
Dr. Hyun Lee is a scholar practitioner in the field of Asian American Identity and Student Experiences in higher education. Additionally, she is an experienced executive with demonstrated accomplishment in government relations, strategic planning, and international business management.
Dr. Lee joined the Washington University of Science and Technology (WUST) in 2014 as a professor in the school of business and she currently serves as Associate Director of General Education. She previously worked as a government relations consultant providing new business development, project management, policy analysis, client communications, and coalition-building.
As a champion for the empowerment of Asian American communities, she has more than 15 years of experience in organizing, advocating, building coalitions, and working at the grassroots, local, state, and national levels. This includes key positions on Presidential, General Assembly, and local political campaigns.
Dr. Lee currently serves as a member of the George Mason University, Mason Korea Campus board. More recently, she served as a member of the Virginia Governor's Council on Women and a member of the Virginia Asian Advisory Board, Culturally Relevant and Inclusive Education Practices Advisory Committee, Commonwealth’s COVID-19 Education Work Group, and the Virginia Complete Count Commission for the United States 2020 Census.
A 1.5 generation Korean American who came to the U.S. at the age of 16 as a foreign student, she holds a Doctor of Education (EdD) in education policy and leadership from the American University School of Education, an MBA from the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business, a master’s in government from the Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Science, and a bachelor’s in international affairs from the George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs.