Kaiwen 李愷文 (they, them, theirs) grew up in New York to ethnically Chinese immigrants. Disenchanted as a youth with the lack of positive representation of people of color in public school curriculum, Lee naturally chose to become an educator. Lee first started working in outdoor and environmental education in 2006 and has since expanded their repertoire to include field ecology, urban agriculture, habitat restoration, environmental justice, and youth work. Lee identifies as queer and non-binary and is committed to advancing equity and building power in communities of color through institutional and systemic change. Lee currently serves on the City of Seattle's Environmental Justice Committee, organizes for Outdoor Asian, and was recognized as one of the National Park Conservation Association's "Top 10 Under 40."
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