Before taking a position as White House Director of Progressive Media and Online Response in 2011, Lee worked as Online Programs Director in the White House and in the New Media department for the Presidential Transition team doing online outreach. Prior to that he worked in online communications for the Democratic National Committee leading up to the 2008 election, served as Senior New Media Advisor to Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the 110th Congress, and helped the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launch its online program from 2004-2006. Lee graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 2002.
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Jesse Lee's Posts
- May 21, 2011 at 4:00 AM EDT
Having just given the commencement address at Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, which has made inspiring progress in recent years, the President says Congress must reform No Child Left Behind to help all our schools thrive.
- May 20, 2011 at 5:54 PM EDT
The President makes his third visit to CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, this time to thank them for a job well done.
- May 20, 2011 at 4:03 PM EDT
A day after the President’s speech on the Middle East and North Africa, where he spoke on the changes sweeping the region as well as the ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, the President hosted Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel for a lengthy meeting.
- May 19, 2011 at 7:29 PM EDT
President Obama lays out his vision for a new chapter in American diplomacy in support of the calls for reform and democracy that are spreading across the Middle East and North Africa.
- May 18, 2011 at 2:41 PM EDT
The President gave his last Commencement Address of the season at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.
- May 17, 2011 at 6:13 PM EDT
The President welcomes some of the most influential people of our time to the White House, from Members of Congress and Supreme Court Justices to Elie Wiesel.
President Obama & King Abdullah II of Jordan Discuss Libya, Israel and Palestine and Change in the Middle EastMay 17, 2011 at 4:00 PM EDT
President Obama welcomes His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan.
- May 16, 2011 at 2:57 PM EDT
The President gives the commencement address at Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, chosen as a finalist for the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge on the basis of its inspiring turn-around story, and voted the winner by the public.
- May 14, 2011 at 5:30 AM EDT
As part of his long-term plan to reduce our reliance on foreign oil, President Obama lays out his strategy to continue expanding safe and responsible domestic oil production.
- May 12, 2011 at 3:59 PM EDT
The President and the Vice President honor this year's Top Cops in the Rose Garden.