The Crucible is pleased to announce Josephine Lee as our new Director of Programs. This role is crucial for developing and managing faculty, classes, events, community outreach, and so much more.
Josephine was born in Los Angeles to Korean immigrant parents. She attended UCLA and graduated with a B.A. in Global Studies. Following her undergraduate education, Josephine moved to the East Coast where she earned her M.S.Ed in International Education Development from the University of Pennsylvania and worked with nonprofit organizations in Washington D.C.
Josephine is deeply passionate about education and creating opportunities for folks who might otherwise face barriers to access. Before coming to The Crucible, she worked as the National Program Manager for Accessibility & Social Services at Girls Who Code, implementing programs and social services across the country. And most recently she was the Director of Programs at Inneract Project, a Bay Area organization focused on empowering students of color through design education and career pathways.
“Josephine comes to The Crucible with strong program management experience and a great background in creative nonprofits and community work. We are thrilled to have her on board,” shared Executive Director, Susan Mernit.