Martha Lee

Executive Director of the Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance
Martha Lee

Martha Lee is the executive director of the Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance. She describes the Alliance as a team that provides space—for Kellogg Fellows and collaborating partners—to work on projects that have the potential to change systems. Within these safe spaces, dreams emerge. KFLA supports Fellows coming together to work on issues that impact more than their immediate sphere of influence. Before her involvement with KFLA, Ms. Lee was President and Founder of the Asian Pacific American Women’s Leadership Institute, an organization that enhances and enriches the leadership skills of Asian-American and Pacific-Islander women through education, networking and mentoring. She has also worked as a program officer for the Denver Foundation, the National Hispanic Leadership Institute and Mile High United Way; served as Executive Director of the Asian American Foundation of Colorado; is on the Board of Directors of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation; and served on the Board of Girl Scouts USA. She was awarded a Kellogg Fellowship in 1995. In her own words, “I try to go through life with my hands outstretched so that I can grab hold and pull someone up. I was lucky to be born where I was born and to have the gifts that I was given. It’s important to pass that along.”