Yuri Lee is the acting Chief of Operations in U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Office of Trade’s Forced Labor Division. She currently oversees a diverse set of portfolios including strategic stakeholder engagement, communications, and forced labor remediation monitoring and evaluation reviews. Ms. Lee is also involved in various US Government interagency groups focused on efforts to counter illicit activities at the intersection of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and forced labor or human trafficking. Previously, Ms. Lee was an International Trade Analyst in the Forced Labor Division’s investigations team, leading the division’s investigative portfolio on forced labor in international fisheries since 2018. Prior to joining the government, Ms. Lee worked in the global development field as a research associate and policy writer with Cornell University’s Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition to promote data-driven agricultural economic policies to address food security and malnutrition issues in South Asia, and for the Cornell Institute of Food and Agricultural Development as a consultant developing agricultural value chains in Latin America.