Alexandra Lee is an established leader in the non-profit and community development sector who brings a robust portfolio of experience to the role of inaugural Executive Director for the Sasaki Foundation. Alexandra guides the Foundation in establishing a more expansive research agenda and seeking new partners to drive innovation. Through programs and partnerships, the Foundation advances research, community learning and professional practice and growth opportunities.
Alexandra previously served as the Executive Director of the Kendall Square Association, Project Director for the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary, and was the inaugural Director of Public Programs for the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. Her first ties to the design community began with her role with the Boston Society of Architects as Director of Special Projects, a position she held for over fifteen years. Through all of these roles, a common thread has been the development of activities and curriculums that provide career paths for young people.
An active civic and community leader, Alexandra has previously served in roles with The Boston Foundation’s Innovation Economy Leadership Council; the Mayor’s Taskforce on Women’s Pay Equity; the Transportation for Massachusetts Executive Committee; and the Extended Learning STEAM Network Cambridge. Alexandra currently helps coordinate Boston’s Christmas in the City, an annual holiday party for thousands of homeless children.
Alexandra holds a Bachelor of Arts in art history from Wellesley College and continues her own creative practice through watercolor painting and choral music.
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