Jeannette Lee is Sightline Institute’s Alaska Research Director, based in Anchorage and focused on democracy and housing issues.
Prior to Sightline, Jeannette consulted at the Adaptation Fund and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and worked as a federal natural gas researcher. She was also a business and policy journalist for The Associated Press in Alaska and Hawai'i, Atlantic Media Company in Washington, DC, and the former Alaska Dispatch News (previously and currently the Anchorage Daily News). Jeannette earned her BA in history from Yale University and her MA from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where she focused on economics and Arctic energy and climate issues.
Jeannette is very pro-noncontiguous states, having moved to Alaska in 2005 from her home state of Hawai'i. She spends many hours trying to be a decent cross-country skier, mountain biker, and gardener.