Lee Bycel is the Sinton Visiting Professor in Holocaust, Genocide and Refugee Studies at the University of San Francisco and a Senior Moderator at the Aspen Institute. Appointed by President Obama, he served on the Board of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum from 20142019. Lee graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Philosophy, received rabbinic ordination from the Hebrew Union College, and earned a doctorate from the Claremont School of Theology. He has made humanitarian trips to East Africa including Darfur, Chad, and South Sudan where he visited refugee and IDP camps. In 2018 Governor Newsom appointed Lee to the State Council on Developmental Disabilities and in January 2021, he became the Vice – Chair.