Public Affairs

Michele Lee is a Senior Public Affairs Manager focused on Accessibility at Cruise, a self driving car service. In this role she cultivates relationships with key advocates, community organizations, and experts representing the full diversity of the disability community to build a more accessible AV service. Michele is a quadrapalegic and has been a power wheelchair user for almost twenty years after suffering a spinal cord injury from a motor vehicle accident. Combining a professional background in corporate and nonprofit organizations with a long passion for disability rights advocacy she is working towards a equitable accessible transportation future.

Michele holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona and is a DisabilityLead fellow. Additionally she has been appointed to various committees by the City of Chicago and served on multiple non profit boards to advance the rights of people with disabilities. Currently Michele is a Board Member for the Chicago Transit Authority.

Image Description: Asian woman smiling with shoulder length dark hair wearing a black jacket with ‘cruise’ embroidered in white.

Summits Attended: 2022 SF

Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.