Research Interests: Refugees and resettlement
Bokum Lee graduated cum laude from the George Washington University in 2014 with a dual major in Middle East Studies and Arabic Language. Bokum spent a summer in Morocco at Al-Akhawayn University in 2012 and a semester in Jordan at Yarmouk University in 2013 studying Modern Standard Arabic. During her time in Jordan, she worked for Save the Children as a social worker in King Abdullah Park Refugee Camp and volunteered for Collateral Repair Project. Upon graduating, she worked as an interpreter for the Korean Blue House in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Washington DC. Her work experience at the International Rescue Committee-Suburban Washington Resettlement Center in Silver Spring in 2015 led her seek further studies focusing on refugee resettlement methods and management within and outside of the Arab world.