Sustainable Development, 2020
Derek Lee is interested in global health, culture, and sustainable agriculture, and their intersection with fair and just food systems. He has lived and worked alongside farmers in Nepal, fishing communities in the Philippines, and low-income high school students on the south side of Chicago, all with different international nongovernmental organizations. Derek is committed to living in solidarity with those he serves, and also to grassroots-level development that empowers community members to be the true owners of change. As a master of global affairs student, Derek was the recipient of a Don & Marilyn Keough Fellowship.