This scholarship was funded by Yvonne Chan, in memory of her grandparents,
Michelle Han Han Lee is from New York and attends the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Urban Studies and English, with a minor in the History of Art. As the Events Chair of Penn International Business Volunteers (PIBV), Michelle organized PIBV’s largest annual fundraising banquet which was attended by over 200 people and proceeds went towards providing free consulting to nonprofits and NGOs in developing countries. To further prepare students for their consulting trips abroad, Michelle coordinated various business workshops and events, including a UN speaker series on climate change and its effects on poverty.
In addition, Michelle was a consultant for various non-profit grassroots organizations. In this capacity, Michelle has helped identify revenue sources and fundraising strategies for a start-up school in rural Nepal and conducted a feasibility study on the costs and benefits of implementing “One Laptop Per Child” in the classrooms. Michelle also researched methods for implementing sustainable models of door-to-door waste collection in India.
Michelle also served as an English teacher for King’s Kids International in Mongolia where she taught English classes to children of domestic alcohol abuse. Michelle continued her work with children in her role as a camp counselor at Angel Heart Children’s Camp where she mentored children with learning disabilities.
Michelle is a recipient of a Benjamin Franklin Summer Research Grant and a winner of the Center for Advanced Study of India Summer Travel Funds Competition.