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Melissa Lee    

Founder, CEO at The GREEN Program

Melissa Lee is the Founder and CEO of The GREEN Program (TGP), an award-winning experiential education program for young leaders in sustainable development. For her work with TGP, Lee was recognized by the National Association of Women Business Owners as the Environmental Advocate of the Year, Philadelphia magazine's Best of Philly® Expander of Frontiers, and the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in Education. Lee is also a U.S. Global Schools Ambassador for the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network - Youth, and the 2018 Heinz Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh.

Lee is driven by a desire to reshape higher education curricula to include purposeful, hands-on experience for students. As CEO, Lee has expanded TGP beyond its roots as an experiential education program, partnering with the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the World Bank’s Climate4Climate program to create a global, socially-conscious, public benefit company.

A first-generation Chinese-American, Lee was born in Queens, NY. Today, she resides in Philadelphia, PA, where TGP is headquartered. As an enthusiast for our oceans and purposeful travel, Lee is passionate about the management and sustainability of these industries.

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Melissa Lee, 28 - 2018 30 Under 30: Education

Cofounder, The GREEN Program Melissa Lee cofounded The GREEN Program ( TGP), an experiential education and workforce development program for young ...

Melissa Lee

Melissa Lee cofounded The GREEN Program (TGP), an experiential education and workforce development program for young leaders in sustainable ...

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