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Hello, I’m Becky Lee

Director, IDEO San Francisco

I think in systems but believe real change happens through relationships. I get the most joy from helping people see what they’re capable of.

What you won't learn from my bio:
I love short stories, snail mail, and alliteration.

Joined IDEO:
2016

Full Bio

Becky is a Director in IDEO’s Learning practice. Her portfolio is focused on access to transformative learning & meaningful work. She partners with leaders of colleges, training programs, and Fortune 500 companies to think creatively about talent and workforce development.

Becky brings expert facilitation, storytelling, and systems thinking to design challenges at the intersection of learning and work. Most recently, she collaborated with Opportunity@Work to design tools, services, and experiences that advance economic mobility for people without four year degrees. She has also partnered with the Ford Foundation to elevate the voices of non-salaried workers at corporate organizations. In earlier work, Becky explored taught design thinking to professors, and laid the foundation for California’s first online community college.

Prior to IDEO, she helped launch mobile TV ratings at Nielsen and taught English as a second language as a Fulbright fellow in Brazil. She earned degrees in English and Psychology from Cornell University, where she researched adult attachment in the “Love Lab.”