Lee Francis

Founder & CEO
Native Realities

Lee Francis IV (Laguna) is the CEO of the comic book company Native Realities, which took top prize at the 2016 Creative Startups Accelerator in Albuquerque, and the National Director of Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers. He previously served as the Executive Director of the Pueblo of Laguna Education Foundation and the Youth Development Coordinator for Laguna Partners For SuccessIn his career, Dr. Francis has had the distinct pleasure to work as a classroom instructor at Laguna-Acoma High School, the University of New Mexico, and the Native American Community Academy. In 2014, he received his PhD in Education from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. His work as a poet and scholar has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. He is also a National Champion performance poet, a humble husband and proud father. He lives in Albuquerque with his wonderful family and crazy dog.

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