Development & Communications Coordinator
Geoffrey Lee was born in Los Angeles as a 1st generation Asian American with a Korean father and a Japanese mother. Due to the extremely contentious history between the two countries, Geoffrey learned at an early age how important it is to look past discrimination and embrace the differences in people. Growing up, Geoffrey’s schools were also very diverse, further developing Geoffrey’s strong affinity towards surrounding himself with culturally diverse communities and people. After graduating from UC Berkeley with B.A.s in Psychology and Political Science, Geoffrey worked at an immigration law firm where he helped clients obtain their visas and green cards. These clients were often people of color and from low-income communities. Through his experiences at the law firm, Geoffrey realized that he wanted to build a career helping the less fortunate.
With this in mind, Geoffrey decided to pursue work in the nonprofit field. Through his volunteer work at the Japan America Society (JAS), Geoffrey conducted workshops at elementary schools through LA’S BEST afterschool programs and volunteered at JAS high school quiz bowls and annual fundraisers. Most recently, Geoffrey served as the Foundation & Development Assistant at The Giving Back Fund, where he supported numerous youth-centric foundations including the Toni Kohn House project, The Charlotte & Gwenyth Gray Foundation, and Special Spartans.
At CalSAC, Geoffrey saw a perfect opportunity to not only develop his own leadership skills, but to support the professional development of those working in the out-of-school time field. Geoffrey strongly believes that by supporting those who work with youth and children, you are creating a better future for the next generation.
When he’s not watching the NBA and tennis, Geoffrey can usually be found spending time with friends, playing board games and watching movies.