Today's feature in our #seniorspotlight series is Wendy Lee! //
At the IOP, Wendy has been an Events Ambassador, part of the 2017-2018 Shriver Fellows Cohort, and is now Co-Chair of LegUP Woodlawn, the organization that the Cohort created. Her favorite IOP experiences are the small-group conversations about civic engagement that Shriver afforded her the opportunity to have with academics and changemakers like Eve Ewing and Forrest Stuart.
Beyond the IOP, Wendy has written and edited for the Chicago Maroon all four years, and is currently the Editor of Grey City, the Maroon's long-form investigative journalism component. Additionally, Wendy has worked as a research assistant for the Urban Education Institute, as an intern at the Department of the Interior, as an intern at the Invisible Institute, and, finally, as a volunteer at the Woodlawn Legal Clinic and at Hope Works, another organization in Woodlawn which provides personal and workforce development services.
Wendy is a Gender Studies Major and a Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies Minor. Her favorite ice cream is cookies and cream. Wendy has never lived in one place for more than four years. Born in South Korea, she moved to America before kindergarten, and then moved back and forth between Texas and Utah for the majority of her childhood, before moving to a suburb of Chicago for high school. Ultimately, Wendy would love to live in DC, and hopes to move there post-grad ideally doing work focused on empowering marginalized communities.