David Y. Lee

David Y. Lee is a Senior Program Officer at National Geographic Society where he advances storytelling grant-making programs and initiatives, and supports a global community of storytellers. Prior to joining National Geographic Society, David covered The White House for Time and Newsweek as a photojournalist, served as an official photographer for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, led National Geographic Partners’s global photo community, and worked at Advancement Project as their Social Impact Storyteller. David also started The Waiting List, a non-profit humanizing the statistics of organ donation with the mission of increasing awareness, empathy, and ultimately, organ donor registration. He has a M.A. in Photography from Ohio University School of Visual Communication.