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
- March 11, 2011 at 12:03 PM EST
The President's statement and an overview of his briefings on the tragedy.
- March 10, 2011 at 1:05 PM EST
The President and First Lady Michelle Obama discuss how we can all work together to end bullying as an accepted practice and create a safer environment for our kids to grow up in.
- March 10, 2011 at 8:43 AM EST
At 5:00 PM local time in Moscow, 9:00 AM EST, the Vice President will deliver a major speech on U.S.-Russia relations hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia at Moscow State University. Watch it live.
President Obama Talks Education in Boston: “A Moral and Economic Imperative to Give Every Child the Chance to Succeed”March 8, 2011 at 5:38 PM EST
The President is joined by Melinda Gates in touring TechBoston Academy, a school serving kids from some of the toughest neighborhoods in Boston which she helped turn into one of the city's most successful.
President Obama to Those Conducting Violence in Libya: "It is Their Choice... and They Will Be Held Accountable"March 7, 2011 at 12:49 PM EST
During his joint appearance with Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia, the President addresses those involved in the violence and discusses the international response.
- March 7, 2011 at 5:00 AM EST
In this White House White Board, Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, explains the President's plan to reform the patent system so great American ideas can be turned into the jobs of the future quickly and effectively.
- March 5, 2011 at 5:30 AM EST
The President calls for Democrats and Republicans to come together on a budget that cuts wasteful spending without sacrificing job-creating investments in education, innovation, and infrastructure.
"I'm Not Willing to Give Up on Any Child In America:" The President's Trip to Miami Central High SchoolMarch 4, 2011 at 6:12 PM EST
As part of a month focused on education, President Obama travels to Miami Central High School in Florida to talk about his goals for improving America's schools.
The President on Libya: "The Violence Must Stop; Muammar Gaddafi Has Lost the Legitimacy to Lead and He Must Leave"March 3, 2011 at 2:56 PM EST
The President says that "the violence must stop; Muammar Gaddafi has lost the legitimacy to lead and he must leave; those who perpetrate violence against the Libyan people will be held accountable; and the aspirations of the Libyan people for freedom, democracy and dignity must be met."
- March 2, 2011 at 1:49 PM EST
President Obama appears briefly during the press briefing to say his thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the attack in Frankfurt as well as their families.