Jenn Lee is a writer and film producer who focuses on underrepresented stories. Beginning in 2001, with helping to start a micro-loan program for women in southern China, she has engaged in gender-balancing work. In graduate school, she explored race and gender discourses in religion, ethnographic methods, and sex ratio disparities in China and India. In the nonprofit world over a span of six years, Jenn Lee served on the Board of Directors for the YMCA and Cardea Center for Women. She has received awards from The Asia Institute, American Association of Geographers, East China Normal University, and Social Science Research Council.
Recently, she collaborated with Dane Christensen on a gendered and religious short documentary about lesbian Mormons titled, Faithful. It has shown and will be shown in places such as UN Women Global Voices Film Festival, Denver Film Festival, DocUtah, and China Women’s Film Festival in Beijing. Jane and Emma is her first narrative feature set for release October 12, 2018. She is also producing Long Haul, a short film about a son’s relationship with his gay dad, as well as Bombero, a feature-length film with a female lead about young firefighters in Nicaragua.
Jenn Lee lives in California with her spouse and three children.