Program Background and Inspiration

Mike Lee

Mike Lee, a native of Chicago, graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Creative Writing. At LMU, Mike developed international and domestic volunteer trips and served as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Student Veterans Organization. Mike’s professional background is in advertising and marketing, and has experience in executing large print and digital campaigns for non-profit and tourism clients. He lives in Los Angeles where he thinks a lot about dogs, bourbon, and the Chicago Bears.

Team Rubicon realizes that today’s military does a tremendous job preparing veterans for life after the military with numerous ‘soft skills’ such as: leadership, teamwork, risk analysis, priority tasking and work ethic. However, many veterans leave the military lacking with the ‘hard skills’ necessary to thrive in a tough civilian job market. Additionally, research indicates that many veterans are seeking employment in the social sector, with an emphasis on helping their fellow veterans.

The intent of the Clay Hunt Fellows Program is to develop competent professionals capable of competing in the civilian workforce, and as leaders within Team Rubicon. These leaders are expected to represent Team Rubicon in the spirit of Clay Hunt, holding the Program and the organization in the highest regard and serving as an ambassador to each, as Clay did.

The Clay Hunt Fellows Program was established to increase volunteer engagement and to build leadership within Team Rubicon’s domestic disaster response initiatives. Through their role, Fellows will not only receive the mission, community, and self-worth that Clay sought, but they will be charged with building similar opportunities for others within the organization.

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