Hannah Jong Lee

Hannah Jong Lee

Director, District Partnerships

Family Engagement Lab

San Francisco, CA USA

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Hannah Jong Lee


My road in life took a while to figure out.
I dreamed of becoming a pediatrician but struggled through my pre-med courses and faced a crisis of confidence.
I decided to pivot to public health and attended Boston University, where I discovered a passion for serving diverse families.
I managed a research project with Head Start families in Michigan, deepening my commitment to underserved communities.
After moving to San Francisco, California, I transitioned from academia to directly serving families in need.
I joined Family Engagement Lab as the first employee, blending my healthcare background with educational outreach.
I evolved from senior project manager to my current role as director of district partnerships, focusing on empowering families through education.
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Director, District Partnerships

I’m an advocate for inclusive and equitable family engagement in schools, ensuring all voices are heard and valued.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Helping People

Day to Day

I lead a team that focuses on building and growing relationships with key stakeholders at a school system, such as curriculum and academic leads, principals, and family engagement coordinators. We have regular meetings to look at usage and engagement data to provide insight to inform implementation and account management. I set up calls with the stakeholders to better understand their school community, challenges, and how we can better support teachers and families through our services.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

I recommend exposure or experience in a classroom or school setting. There are various educational paths including, but not limited to, an accredited teacher prep program, TFA, undergraduate degree in education, etc.


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I'm not smart enough to become a doctor."