Jee Kim


Before joining the Roosevelt Institute, Jee was the founding executive director of the Narrative Initiative, a think-and-do tank committed to making equity and justice common sense. He served the same role at, a platform built to increase the political power of Asian Americans using social media and technology.

His stints in philanthropy include the Ford Foundation, where Jee was part of the Civic Engagement and Government team, focusing on political participation of under-represented constituencies and mobilization of a grassroots base for social change. Jee also served as a program director at the Surdna Foundation, where he managed grant-making portfolios in youth engagement, post-Katrina New Orleans, and nonprofit infrastructure. 

Previously, he served as a racial justice and immigrant rights organizer and as a journalist, editing the 9/11 anthology Another World Is Possible and The Future 500, mapping youth activism in the United States. His background in social media and technology includes stints at,, and

Jee received his Master’s from Oxford University and his undergraduate degree from Columbia University.