Karen Lee

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Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


M.Sc. in management science (operational research), London School of Economics; B.S in decision science, Carnegie Mellon University


Karen Lee is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her research interests include environmental policy, defense and national security policy, decision analysis, risk analysis and assessment, and modeling.

Prior to joining Pardee RAND, she was an associate analyst for external projects and internal models at Lumina Decision Systems, focusing on environmental and energy policy. As a research assistant at Carnegie Mellon University, she worked on projects studying transportation and energy policy, as well as conflict and cooperation behavior.

Lee has an M.S. in management science (operational research) from the London School of Economics and a B.S. in decision science from Carnegie Mellon University.