Dr. Hae-Jeong Lee joined the International and Academic Affairs Office (IAAO) in November 2022 as a Physical Scientist working on international engagement and science policy issues in the role of International Program Manager. In that role, Dr. Lee manages and oversees the NIST portfolio of activities in Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Asia, and serves as the NIST coordinator for the Embassy Science Fellow program. To perform her duties, she represents NIST at meetings organized by the State Department, the White House, and other National Security bodies on international science and technology (S&T) policy collaboration. She was previously the Lab Officer in the Materials Science and Engineering Division (MSED) at NIST assisting the Division in operating effectively, efficiently, and safely. She has worked for MSED and the semiconductor industry as a research chemist and a process engineer since 1994 after completing her doctorate in inorganic chemistry at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). She also holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Ewha Womans University. She actively works on developing STEM education for young students from underprivileged backgrounds through a science education initiative.