Jason Lee, Associate director

Jason’s career in environmental finance comes from a singular conviction: the environmental problems of today and tomorrow are too wicked to be limited to the tools of yesterday. At Quantified Ventures, he works to develop outcomes-based financing models that enable faster, more efficient compliance with existing regulations. His work has included developing pricing models for a financial mechanism that allows municipalities to pay for conservation practices on upstream farmland in Pennsylvania and Delaware; the design of a governance / financing entity for nature-based solutions to water quality problems on Cape Cod, MA; and the structuring of an Environmental Impact Bond to implement green infrastructure pilot projects in Hampton, VA.

Jason earned a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University’s Nicholas School, where he was the inaugural Norm L. Christensen, Jr. Fellow. After achieving a grounding in environmental economics, policy, and law, he focused on studying water finance. He specifically was interested in how innovative financing mechanisms can be leveraged to make U.S. water infrastructure more resilient to both environmental and societal changes. Additionally, as a member of the Graduate & Professional Student Council, he led the establishment of the nation’s first student-government-financed fund for emergency personal travel. Jason’s other experiences include working on the U.S. Climate Policy team at Environmental Defense Fund, being a bookseller and later a finance associate at the iconic Politics & Prose bookstore in D.C., and writing for a local weekly newspaper in North Carolina.