Lee Beck is currently the Global CCS Institute’s senior advisor for advocacy and communications based in the Institute’s Washington, DC office. In her role, Lee works closely with diverse stakeholders in North America and globally to advocate on behalf of and strengthen the understanding of carbon capture and storage and its role in delivering vital emissions reductions vis-à-vis global climate goals.
Before joining the Global CCS Institute in mid-2018, Lee was a public relations project manager at VEIC, a nonprofit which addresses the economic and environmental costs of energy consumption through the adoption of energy efficiency and renewables. She began her career as a journalist writing features and reporting from Germany, Italy, Tanzania, and Hong Kong on a variety of political and social issues before gathering experience in a variety of global energy issues such as natural gas markets, energy and climate diplomacy, and the German Energiewende.
Lee earned her BA in liberal arts from the University College Maastricht in the Netherlands and has a master of arts in international affairs and economics with a double-major in energy, resources, and environment and political economy from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. Lee speaks German, French, and Italian.