Saeyun Lee


Saeyun D. Lee joined ESG in 2019 and she is supporting the development and implementation of initiatives to facilitate students’ seamless transitions to postsecondary opportunities and also increase alignment and collaboration among the K-12, higher education, and workforce sectors.
She served as the Policy Director at the Executive Office of Education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and as Senior Assistant Commissioner for Academic Affairs at the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.  She also served as a Research and Evaluation Specialist at The Education Alliance at Brown University, worked at the Boston Annenberg Challenge to support the implementation of reform initiatives in the Boston Public Schools, and served as an Assistant Dean of Admission at Wesleyan University.
She earned a Ph.D. in education leadership and policy at Teachers College, Columbia University; an Ed.M. in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education; and a BA at Wesleyan University.

Why are you in this work?

My educational experiences have fundamentally shaped every aspect of my identity and enabled me to pursue multiple types of personal and professional opportunities.  I believe that I have an educational and moral responsibility to enhance access to transformative learning opportunities for children and youth from birth through postsecondary education.  In particular, I am committed to developing and implementing systemic strategies to address educational inequities and close persistent attainment and achievement gaps that disproportionately affect students of color and students from lower-income communities.

Why ESG?

ESG collaborates with partners across the education, workforce, and political sectors to change both discourse and action, enhance policy alignment and coherence, and increase capacity to effectively and efficiently implement strategies at multiple levels of the education system.

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