2021 YPT International Board of Advisors Spotlight: Joung Lee

Joung Lee

Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning  |  University of Virginia

Master of Governmental Administration  |  University of Pennsylvania

Years of Professional Experience  |   21

Current City  |  Washington, DC

Hometown  |  Seoul, South Korea

Favorite Mode of Transportation  |  Rollerblading

Interests & Hobbies  |  Hockey, Travel

Fun Fact   |  Pulled the fire alarm as a 10 year old on my first day in the U.S. from South Korea (Didn’t know English and the handle looked very enticing)

Please describe your current role within the transportation industry/community.

Providing the collective voice of state departments of transportation on key federal policy discussions with Congress and the Administration

How did you get started in your career and what led you to your current role?

Doodled highway interchanges as a kid, wanted to work for FHWA, and started there as an intern in college

What motivates you as a person and as a professional?

Building strong personal relationships built on decency and trust in order to get good public policy done

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

No day is the same – There are so many interesting transportation policy issues to consider and make a meaningful impact on

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