Senior Communications Officer, United Nations Foundation
Location: Washington, DC
Member Since: 2019
Edward Young Lee is a catalyst in political advocacy, global health, digital media, and faith. He currently advocates for global health as the Senior Communications Officer of the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets Campaign. He has over ten years of experience in independent filmmaking, political campaigns, digital advocacy, and online marketing. His filmmaking background includes producing feature documentaries, short films, and marketing campaigns that highlight the stories of the marginalized, and the underserved. He was the videographer for the Obama Presidential campaign, and later an Associate Director at the White House Office of Public Engagement. As President Obama’s liaison to the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, he built bridges between the federal government and the community to increase access and dialogue around policy issues like immigration, education, and health care reform. He also worked as the Youth Outreach Director on the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Prior to that, he worked at the U.S. Department of Education, championing education reform to ensure that all students are given a world-class education. As a filmmaker, he has directed and produced over 150 short films, documentaries and PSA’s generating over 30 million views online and empowering the community to take actionable steps on political and social issues. Edward is also a leader in the faith community, serving as a preacher and storyteller of the Gospel. He is a child of immigrants, a graduate of Harvard University, and currently pursuing a master’s degree at Fuller Theological Seminary.