Speaker Profile

Jenny Lee

Jenny is the Executive Director of Allied Media Projects. She was instrumental in relocating The Allied Media Conference from Bowling Green, OH to Detroit in 2007 and has since facilitated the annual gathering's growth and evolution to a national organization with deep roots in her hometown of Detroit. Her community organizing in Detroit started in 2002, as a 19-year-old participant in the youth leadership program, Detroit Summer. In 2009 she led the process of founding the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition and securing $1.8 million in federal funding for Detroit through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This funding led to the creation of the Detroit Future programs, which have trained several thousand Detroiters to use media and technology for creative community transformation efforts in schools and neighborhoods across the city.