Staff, Board & Diversity

Mijo Lee was born in Missoula, Mont., grew up in Bothell, Wash., attended Western Washington University in Bellingham, and has lived almost the rest of her life in Seattle, where she intends to stay. Except for four years in New York, where she graduated from New York University School of Law, she is a lifetime Northwesterner. Before coming to SJF, she was a public defender on statewide appeals and has a background in organizing in a variety of movements, including fair trade, police accountability, and immigrant rights. She loves helping people realize that they have power to create change through activism, fundraising and giving. Mijo lives in South Seattle with her son, who teaches her more about robotics and coding than she ever thought she’d know. She is also proud to serve on the Board of Grassroots International.