Jessica-Lee-Head-Shot  Jessica Lee, Ph.D
Board Member

Dr. Jessica Lee is an expert in Monitoring and Evaluation for foreign assistance programs and an anthropologist who has been studying deaf people and communities since 2001.  She was the first hearing student to graduate from the Deaf Studies M.A. program at Gallaudet University and won the Veditz Deaf Studies Student of the Year award in 2004.  She has spent years studying deaf communities in East Africa, specifically Tanzania, and has worked as an advocate for increased government protections and programs for deaf people.  Dr. Lee is an adjunct professor at Gallaudet University and works as a consultant with the Department of State.

Dr. Lee has an M.A. in Deaf Studies from Gallaudet University (’04) and an M.A. (’06) and Ph.D (’12) in Anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.