Earth Institute Staff Directory

Kyu Lee

Assistant Director, Communications and Marketing , Communications , The Earth Institute

B-16 Hogan Hall
Mail Code MC3277
2910 Broadway
New York, NY 10025

BIOGRAPHY: Kyu Lee is an associate director of communications and marketing for the Earth Institute. He has been working in communications on sustainability issues since 1992 when he traveled to the Rio Earth Summit as an intern for a newspaper. In between classes at college, he traveled to all the major UN global conferences during the 90s as a photographer, operations manager, editor and writer. He's written numerous articles on development work and projects throughout the world.

Kyu joined the Earth Institute's communications team in 2007 to expand its overall outreach and promote the work of the Millennium Villages project. Currently he helps with digital strategy working on media outreach, social media and the podcast. He lives on the Upper West Side with his wife and daughter. He is an avid birder and spends most early mornings during the spring and fall in Central Park. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in English Literature. 


Jul 30, 2020

Pod of the Planet Ep. 8: Marie Tharp’s Girl Talk

In this episode of Pod of the Planet, we celebrate the life of Marie Tharp and the inspiration she has been and continues to be to many scientists today.

Jul 15, 2020

Pod of the Planet Ep. 7: Oiled and Spoiled

Ten years ago today, the broken pipeline from Deepwater Horizon was finally capped after spewing 168 million gallons into the Gulf of Mexico over 87 long days.

May 01, 2020

Pod of the Planet Ep. 6: The Young and the Radio

In an online workshop, students produced audio commentaries on their coronavirus experience—how they were managing and what advice they might offer their peers.

Apr 11, 2020

Pod of the Planet Ep.5: Look After Yourself

Discussion on home life, home schooling and pathways forward for climate research and policy in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Then Robbie Parks on the effects climate, weather, and our environment have on health outcomes and mental health.

Apr 03, 2020

Pod of the Planet Ep.4: Drawing Circles Around Economies

Herman E. Daly examines possible paths to less fragile global systems with Kate Raworth, whose “doughnut economics” model aims to build economic policies and metrics that put thriving ahead of growing.