Celina Lee

Celina Lee
Give One Dream

Celina Lee is the founder of Give One Dream, a community that inspires and empowers people to pursue and achieve their dreams, and encourages them to pay it forward and help one another.

Lee started her career as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch and worked as a corporate lawyer at Ropes & Gray LLP in New York. Now, she is the business development director and general counsel of AKA Study, a startup that develops artificial intelligence engines to create innovative educational services and software. And as a host of a talk show and a radio show, Lee has interviewed guests in a wide range of professions. She’s also the author of an award-wining book in Korea, “꿈을 이뤄드립니다” (“Live Your Dream”)—a collection of life stories of nine people who overcame failures to achieve success in diverse industries.

Lee received her undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology—and her law degree from the University of California-Berkeley School of Law.

Give One Dream: Designing a Community to Inspire People to Make their Dreams Happen

How can we make our dreams happen when the odds are against us? The biggest regret people have in life before dying is that they did not honor their dreams. The Give One Dream community was inspired by Celina Lee’s experience of achieving her childhood dream of writing a book—a dream many people said was impossible. Lee will share her story of founding Give One Dream, and how she is creating a community of people who share, encourage and help one another to achieve dreams together.

Give One Dream started with live events sharing inspiring stories of people who achieved their dreams. In the Share Your Dream campaign, people from all over the world share their dreams, by writing them on postcards. The ultimate vision is to make it a global movement—connecting people with dreams—with others who can help on a social platform and show how people around the world are paying forward to help one another, and how we ultimately are connected.