Jason Lee, Senior Associate
Jason’s career in environmental finance comes from a singular conviction: the environmental problems of today and tomorrow are too wicked to use the tools of yesterday. At Quantified Ventures, he works to develop outcomes-based financing models that enable faster, more efficient compliance with existing regulations. He also works on our deals in green infrastructure, outdoor recreation, and agriculture.
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 personal emergency 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., teaching SAT preparation in New Jersey, and writing for a local weekly newspaper in North Carolina. When not absorbed in work, Jason unwinds by practicing violin, doing photography, discovering new music, or playing tennis.