Meet Grace Lee

Junior Associate Grace Lee
Junior Associate Grace Lee

Hometown: Buena Park, California
School: Claremont McKenna College            
UELIP Committee Project: Grace organizes school visits and volunteering opportunities.
DCPS Office: Office of the Chief of Schools, Academic Scheduling and Support Team
Project: Grace is working under the supervision of Kia Jones, the director of the Academic Scheduling and Support Team. Grace is analyzing data to evaluate the effectiveness of Summer Bridge and the summer credit recovery program for DCPS by examining factors such as attendance and credit capture of students who completed the program. She is also organizing and keeping track of teacher and counselor timesheets that are sent in by schools that need to be submitted for Title I funding.
Future Career Goals: Grace’s goal is to work in public service. She is committed to serving the needs of the underserved and underrepresented, and she has a strong passion for education reform. Grace realizes the importance of the role of the government in shaping our education system and hopes to work in public policy to make better decisions for our students. Her experience at DCPS as a UELIP has given her insight into how school systems work and the importance of a focused vision. Grace has realized how important it is for everybody with an organization to be working for a unified purpose with the same passion. Grace has gained invaluable experiences here and hopes to use what she has learned to help better shape education policy in the future.
Fun Fact: Grace published a research article in a professional recycling magazine after coming back from an internship with Seoul Metropolitan Government in South Korea.


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