Kaiwen 李愷文 (they, them, theirs) grew up in New York and has called Seattle home for almost a decade. 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, habitat restoration, environmental justice, youth work, and creative facilitation. Lee identifies as queer and non-binary and is committed to advancing equity and building power in communities of color through institutional and policy change. Lee received WA Wildlife & Recreation Coaliation's 2019 Forward Award, served on the City of Seattle's Environmental Justice Committee, and was recognized as one of the National Park Conservation Association's "Top 10 Under 40."