Helen Lee, Smith College Alumni, photographed at her place of employment at New Seasons Market company headquarters in Portland Oregon

Helen Lan Fong Lee AC ’03
Portland, Oregon
Sociology major

Career: Training and development specialist. “What I love is that not only do I help directly train our future and current leaders, but I also get to build community and inspire staff members to bring to life our values and mission.”

Working to get an education: “I would imagine myself in the classroom and dream about college as I was on my knees scrubbing floors.”

Escape route: “Perhaps my upbringing in a very tough city developed my internal belief that I could escape, survive and still have dreams beyond my current situation.”

SAQ, Summer 2016

Photographed by Robbie McClaran, April 29, 2016, in Portland, Oregon