Susie J Lee CV



Co-founder and Creative Director —Thingyverse Productions, Seattle
October 2018 – present
High level theater for small humans

 Co-founder and Creative Director — SoopahGenius, Seattle
August 2018 – present
AI-powered startup that revolutionizes visual storytelling

CEO and Co-Founder —Siren, Seattle
Nov 2013 - June 2017
Founded and ran a feminist, early-stage software startup to radically disrupt the dating industry. Managed staff of 4-15, raised $900K, placed 200+ PR articles, developed scalable platform for 30K gender-fluid users. App of the Year, and entrepreneur in residence at NYC’s New Museum

Lead Artist, New Technologies — US Museums, Seattle
May 2006 – Present
Created vision and managed diverse collaborative teams for interactive works at institutions such as UW, Alice Walton’s Crystal Bridges (AR), Denver Art Museum 

Mentor / Tutor — Lakeside High School, Seattle
Jan 2002 - Sept 2014
Mentored in math, science, humanities, specializing in at-risk POC youth, young women, and transitional students

 Teaching Artist — Various institutions
Sept 2000 - August 2008
Created innovative new technologies syllabi, curated community symposiums, and youth programs

Head of Chemistry — Unity High School, New York NY
Sept 1995 - June 1997
Taught at an all-Black and Hispanic public high school focused on empowering non-traditional, economically disadvantaged students

Engineering Teacher — Northwestern University, Evanston IL
May 1994 - Aug 1994
Developed summer camp science fiction curriculum for gifted students of color in engineering and science

Molecular Biology Lab Associate — Yale University, University of North Dakota
May 1992 - Aug 1993
E.Coli transgenic research (Yale) and Type 2 diabetes transgenic research for Sioux and Mandan Tribes (UND)


Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture: Cultural Innovator shortlist
Stranger Genius Award
Entrepreneur-in-Residence, New Museum, NY
App of the Year, Geekwire
Bonnie Bronson Fellowship
4Culture King County Grants
Mayor’s Office of Arts & Cultture Grants


Yale University, New Haven, CT — B.S., Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry
ept 1990 - May 1994

Columbia University Teachers College, New York, NY —M.A., Science Education
Sept 1994 - Aug 1995

University of Washington, Seattle, WA — M.F.A., Sculpture
ept 2004 - June 2006



Writer — Crosscut / KCTS, Blogger @Huffington Post, Thrive Global, guest editorials
Relationships, feminism, minority perspectives, social justice, women in tech, online harassment, motherhood, arts

 Community Builder — Local partners
Seattle People of Color; Women in Tech; WTIA; Seattle Female Founder Alliance; Women’s Business Exchange; Lesbians Who Tech; KUOW, Zillow, Microsoft, Google, Starbucks, Mayor’s Office; SPD DV unit; Gates Foundation; UW Design, Business, Law, Art; PDX/ SEA startups; The Stranger; Geekwire; Riveter; museums; angel investors


Works in private collections: Seattle, New York, Denver, London, Austin, Houston, Atlanta, New Jersey, Rome, Seoul
Crystal Bridges Museum of Art
Denver Art Museum, Denver
Colby College Museum of Art, Colby ME
Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle
Washington Care Center, Seattle
Boise Art Museum, Boise ID
Portland Art Museum, Portland OR
Frye Art Museum, Seattle
North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks ND