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Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
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Michelle Lee

Editor-in-Chief, Allure
Michelle Lee is the editor-in-chief of Allure. Since assuming the role in 2015, she has been committed to championing diversity and expanding the definition of beauty. She was named Adweek’s 2017 Editor of the Year while Allure won Adweek’s Magazine of the Year, and her work at the brand also earned her a place on the Glossy 50 “Modern Media” list in 2017. 
 
Prior to joining Allure, she was editor-in-chief and chief marketing officer at NYLON, where she was in charge of editorial content as well as the ideation and execution of native advertising. In that role, she worked on large 360-degree campaigns for global fashion, beauty, and tech brands and helped launch NYLON Studio, the company's in-house creative agency.
 
Prior to her tenure at NYLON, Ms. Lee was the chief content and strategy officer at Magnified Media, a branded-content agency for digital and print. She was part of the launch teams for Us Weekly and The Daily Front Row, as well as CosmoGIRL, has held senior staff positions at Mademoiselle and Glamour, and is the former editor-in-chief of In Touch Weekly and intouchweekly.com.
 
A prominent speaker, Ms. Lee has presented at Columbia University and has appeared on many TV outlets, including the NBC’s TODAY Show, Good Morning America, VH1, MTV, CNN, and MSNBC.