October 22, 2021: Kyoungah Lee (International Programming Coordinator & Advisor, Office of Cross Cultural and Leadership Development of the University of Pittsburgh)
From Kunal Batra
How have I been empowered as an Asian woman?
Verbs are powerful. What verbs do you keep in mind that drive and motivate you to move forward?
The silence was modesty and being quiet was a sign of respect in my culture - but I realized it didn’t work that way while going through my journey at school and work. I had to speak up, raise awareness, and advocate.
Kyoungah Lee serves as an International Programming Coordinator and Advisor at the University of Pittsburgh. In her position, Kyoungah coordinates educational and social programs that focus on multicultural, cross-cultural. And international topics. Kyoungah trains and mentors student leaders interested in international education and mentorship. Kyoungah is also the staff advisor for several Asian student organizations. Kyoungah earned a B.S. in Business Administration, a B.A. in Economics, and an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration at the University at Buffalo (SUNY), and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Higher Education Management at the University of Pittsburgh. Kyoungah has lived and studied in South Korea and the Philippines.