Staff Highlights: Steve Lee moves from uber-intern to our logistics maven

We’re very proud to announce that our uber-intern Stephen Lee has joined the AIDG team as our Project and Operations Manager. Steve began working with us in Guatemala as part of his Master’s work in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University.


Duration: 1 min 4 sec

Here, Steve talks about his intern project and his work setting up our network and IT infrastructure in our Boston, Guatemala and Haiti offices.

More recently, Steve has completely revolutionized our ability to collaborate with external design partners/clients. He created a real-time communication framework for relaying field data collection in Guatemala to a client in Hong Kong [Humdinger Wind Energy]. He slashed our labor burden on that data collection saving us at minimum 500 man-hours over the course of this year and more realistically a few thousand man-hours. He is one of the big reasons why we can do so much with so little cash.

Yeah, he walks on water.

Steve Lee His more official bio:
Stephen obtained a Masters Degree in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University in 2008. His masters project was a study of collaborative and participatory relationships in the design, dissemination, and evaluation of appropriate technologies in rural communities. Stephen has worked extensively in the nonprofit and NGO sector, most recently as a project lead for TechSoup, helping to build a global platform for technology donations. Since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, he has also served as a volunteer for Forum Bangun Aceh, an Indonesian community-based organization helping affected communities through microenterprise and education projects. Stephen has a B.S. in Computer Science from Northwestern University.