Metropolitan Policy Program

Jessica A. Lee
Senior Policy Associate and Associate Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program

Jessica A. Lee is a senior policy associate and associate fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program. Her work focuses on state and metropolitan economic development. Prior to joining Brookings, Jessica was a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. She holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in history from the University of Washington, where she wrote her dissertation on the intellectual foundations of post-World War II feminist activism in the United States. Lee received her B.A. from Stanford University.

Twitter: @jessicaannelee_


  • Using Ballot Measures to Drive Economic Investment in States and Metropolitan Areas
  • Drive! Moving Tennessee’s Automotive Sector Up the Value Chain
  • Launch! Taking Colorado’s Space Economy to the Next Level
  • Make the Research and Experimentation Tax Credit Permanent