John Lee came to America when he was one with his father, who was a South Korean diplomat. John grew up in NYC and graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Policy Analysis and Management. Following Cornell, John moved to South Korea to become better versed in its history, language, and culture. He has spent over a decade in Asia, working primarily with international NGOs, economic think tanks, and government ministries before completing a Masters in Public Administration at Harvard University’s JFK School of Government. Prior to HKS, John worked for the U.S. State Department in U.S. Embassy Seoul, leading programs on innovation and tech-focused outreach.