My passion is education, particularly first generation college students. Therefore, it tends to always be a subject of conversation. Empowerment, entrepreneurship, encouragement and straight talk is delivered telling the truth in love. I have attended events as a speaker/panelist or as part of press/media coverage. Writing Portfolio/Samples can be found HERE.


January 2018 – Memphis Press Tour MLK50

LorraineMotel, image by Corbin Reiff


Memphis. US Olympian and MLS player, Tim Howard.



November 2017 Press Tour Chicago Marriott Marquis Grand Opening

Jennifer Hudson, Chicago Marriott Marquis Grand Opening

September 2017 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) for the premiere of The Gospel According to Andre

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2017.

July 2017 Saint Louis Fashion Fund Fluid Fashion

Tamron Hall and Ronda Lee at the St. Louis Fashion Fund Fluid Fashion Runway show curated by Andre Leon Talley.

June 2017 – Eli’s Cheesecake Summer Entrepreneurial Program with Chicago Agricultural High School


October 2016 – 15th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards

March 2016 – Launch inaugural print edition of Mr. Refined Lifestyle Magazine as Managing Editor



May 2015 – Panelist at Harlem Educational Resources Expo

2015 Harlem Educational Resource Expo



August 2014 Huffington Post

Ronda Lee Huffington Post


December 2013 – 3WCircle Panelist

Valerie Bennis, Caroline Scheinfeld, Ronda Lee

Ronda Lee - 3WCircle

Ronda Lee – 3WCircle



September 2012 – ONE EYE Exhibition benefiting I Challenge Myself 

ONE EYE Exhibition, Guggenheim Lobby Mt. Sinai Hospital 2012