Rebecca Lee


Rebecca Lee serves as Advisor for the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. In this capacity, she oversees the Initiative’s strategic communications.

Rebecca joined the Initiative as a Presidential Management Fellow from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where she has worked in the public affairs, health information technology, and public health offices. Prior to her fellowship, she was a senior consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton specializing in strategic communications for federal health clients. Rebecca has spent time at the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum and began her career at the Kaiser Family Foundation. Rebecca received her Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and Master’s degree in health policy from Columbia University. At Cornell, she led a diverse coalition to found the Asian & Asian-American Center, which has become a model student community center in the nation.

Rebecca recently served as Chair of the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL), an educational nonprofit dedicated to building the pipeline of Asian Pacific American leadership in public service. Under her leadership, CAPAL awarded an unprecedented number of scholarships to students to take on public sector internships and had the largest graduating class of its annual Washington Leadership Program, a summer public policy and leadership development series on Capitol Hill.

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