Carnegie Mellon University
October 18, 2021

Susie Lee Among 2021 Alumni Achievement Award Honorees

CMU alumna crosses borders and language barriers to bring poetry to the masses

Abby Simmons
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Representative Susie (Kelly) Lee, a 1989 graduate of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences and 1990 graduate of Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, has been named one of Carnegie Mellon University’s 2021 Alumni Achievement Award honorees.

An alumna of the Department of Social and Decision Science’s policy and management major, Lee serves Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District. Before beginning her political career, she was the founding director of MASH (Mobilized Assistance and Shelter for the Homeless) Crisis Intervention Center; the founding executive director of After-School All-Stars, a nonprofit enrichment program for Title 1 school students; and the president of Communities In Schools (CIS), a dropout prevention program.

“The CMU Alumni Awards celebrate the pride of being a Tartan, of the achievement and commitment that CMU alumni carry with them throughout their lives and careers,” said Chris Stengel, CMU Alumni Association Board president and School of Computer Science and Tepper School of Business alumnus. “I’m so proud to honor these accomplished alumni who are examples of what a CMU education can do, and who are blazing the trails for future generations of Tartans.” 

On Thursday, Nov. 4, CMU will celebrate the honorees, as well as their professional achievements and contributions to the university, during the 71st annual CMU Alumni Awards, a special virtual event that is open to all.

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