Director of Program Design
Alli Lee is the director of program design for Big Thought, bringing eleven years of experiece supporting students and families to achieve educational equity. Alli recently transitioned to Dallas after a decade in New York City where she served as the founding general manager for CodeSpeak Labs, an organization that aims to provide access to high-quality computer science education to over 1,000 K-8 students across the city. In addition to her work with CodeSpeak, Alli has worked for education organizations including: 826NYC, the National Reader Advisory Board for Chalkbeat, the Advisory Board for SXSWedu, the NYC hub for 4.0 Schools, as well as #NYCEDU, a convening of New Yorkers who harness the power of community to fundamentally transform NYC education.
Alli has also spent time working for the New York City Department of Education, teaching middle and high school ELA and serving as the director of research development and communications for the New York Office of Student Enrollment. As the director of program design, Alli is invested in changing the future of creative education through development of schools and learning spaces.