As NEFA’s Senior Program Director, Research & Creative Economy, Dee oversees NEFA’s data collection, documentation, and creative economy activities. These include the New England Creative Economy Report Series on both the creative sector and its nonprofit subset; CreativeGround: New England’s online directory of creative enterprises and artists; regional events and convenings such as the Creative Communities Exchange, and knowledge-sharing projects and NEFA grant program evaluation. Before coming to work at NEFA in January of 2006, Dee worked in a variety of non-profit and business settings, utilizing her background in the performing arts to develop trainings and workshops geared toward the personal growth and creative learning of both children and adults. She holds a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Virginia where she focused on empirical research in the fields of creativity, human development and assessment. She resides in Cambridge, MA.