Lee focuses on the impact of the criminal-immigration enforcement system on families. When she first joined the Immigrant Defense Project as a Skadden Fellow, Lee helped to develop the organization’s expertise on the adverse immigration consequences of contact with the Family Court system. She now regularly trains assigned counsel, court staff, and judges in New York City’s Family Courts and is a member of the Office of Court Administration’s Advisory Council on Immigration Issues in Family Courts.
She earned her J.D. and a certificate in Refugee and Humanitarian Studies from Georgetown University Law Center. Lee also has a B.A. from Yale University and a master’s in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley. Before becoming a lawyer, Lee worked as a journalist and documentary filmmaker for Newsweek, MSNBC, and PBS.