Jee Kim has been active in various social justice, immigrant rights, and (new) media efforts for many years.
Jee has been involved in numerous start-ups, in both the public and private sector. He was a senior editor at Stress Magazine, managed social networking software development efforts at Community Connect and BET.com, and organized with CAAAV, which serves New York City’s low-income Asian communities. While at the Active Element Foundation, he edited the 9/11 anthology, “Another World is Possible” and “The Future 500,” a national youth organizing and activism directory.
Jee recently completed an 8 year tenure as program director at the Surdna Foundation, where he supported youth civic engagement and social movements. He then founded 18MillionRising.org, an online civic engagement platform for Asian Americans. He is currently at the Ford Foundation, in the Democratic Participation and Governance unit.
Jee is also a certified yoga instructor and lives in Brooklyn, NY. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his master’s from Oxford University.