Grace Lee is a senior from Stockbridge, Georgia, majoring in Public Policy with a concentration in Non-Profit Leadership. During her time spent at GSU, she has gained multiple opportunities to grow in her leadership, helping to diversify the Georgia State campus. Due to her family’s request, she has been commuting from the Henry County area since her freshman year, always spending her time being a commuter student. Since her first year in college, Grace has been involved with various activities, such as the Jumpstart Corps Program, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Spotlight Programs Board, LEAD Team, served as former President of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, and was a former VISA orientation leader for international students.
Currently, she is the Vice President of Student Services for Student Government Association, serves on the first Advisory Board for 1913 Society Ambassadors, facilitates campus tours as a Welcome Center Tour Guide, is the Secretary General for the Model United Nations Team, and was crowned Georgia State’s 2011 Homecoming Queen; she is the third Asian female to be representing this title. She accounts her success at Georgia State because of being involved in programs such as the Freshman Learning Communities, where she participated in the Global Ambassadors II FLC during her first semester in college. As a freshman, she was recommended to work for the Welcome Center through her GSU 1010 professor, so she firmly believes “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know; and it’s not who you know, it’s who knows you.” She is also grateful for all of the relationships she has built throughout her collegiate career with mentors, peers, and faculty/staff on campus and says, “Build relationships, not opportunities.”
Grace Lee plans on pursuing a Master’s degree upon graduating from Georgia State in fall 2012, but is undecided on whether to pursue a Master’s in Applied Linguistics/Peace Corps Program at Georgia State or obtain a Master’s in International Service at American University in Washington, D.C. She plans on teaching English as a Second Language in South Korea, where her parents are from, for a year immediately upon graduation. Grace embodies a student who represents a true blue panther and lives by her favorite quote, “Be the change you want to see in this world,” by Gandhi.