Mai J. Lo Lee, director of Mutli-Ethnic Student Affairs at UW-Green Bay, will moderate the panel titled “Finding Home: The Importance of Cultural Centers on the College Campus.”
Mai is a Hmong American educator and for the past 14 years she has worked within diversity and inclusion training. Mai has partnered with social service agencies, corporations and educational institutions to better enhance diversity and inclusion knowledge and awareness. She received her master’s degree in education at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse and her bachelor’s degree in English and journalism from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Currently, Mai is director of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, where she recently was awarded the 2018 University Award for Excellence in Collaborative Achievement for her work in the Brown County Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, the 2016 Institution Staff Member of the Year, the 2009 University of Wisconsin System Woman of Color in Education award and was recently nominated for the 2017 Greater Green Bay Chamber Future 15 Young Professional of the Year award. She remains active in the community, serving on the board for the Untitledtown Book and Author Festival, Service League Back to School Store volunteer, past organizer of the Diversity Discovery Free Day at The Building for Kids Children’s Museum and has served as past chair of Celebrate Diversity – Fox Cities. Born in the Ban Vinai Holding Center in the Loei Province of northeastern Thailand, Mai was raised in Central Wisconsin and now calls the Fox Cities her home where she and her partner raise their daughter, Seenia.