She is currently pursuing the doctorate degree in business administration and serving as the Development Manager at the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico, where she is the co-PI of an active National Science Foundation (NSF) award Efficacy of Informal Science Education Practices to Develop Hispanic Citizen Scientists in the Watershed of the Río Grande of Manatí, Puerto Rico. The project targets citizens with no scientific background to address nature conservation issues occurring in their communities. In a previous NSF award, Lee Ann was successful in co-leading a movement of more than 2,000 individuals engaged in over 600 nature-related activities within a two-year period. Lee Ann holds a BA in modern languages (French and German), an MA in translation (Spanish and English), and an MBA from the University of Puerto Rico. She is currently completing her doctorate degree in business administration at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico.