Jessica Lee

In March 2015, Jessica Lee began her tenure as Shumla’s Executive Director. She leads the administration and development efforts of our growing organization. Prior to joining Shumla, Jessica served as a Senior Consultant in the Communications and Change Management Practice at Towers Watson—an international professional services firm. Before Towers Watson, she worked at the Smithsonian Institution and Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. Jessica has a B.A. in Archaeology from Texas A&M University and an M.A. in Human Geography from the University of Texas at Austin.


Along with her expertise and proven leadership, Jessica has a long history with Shumla and a true passion for the work we do. She studied under Dr. Carolyn Boyd while attending Texas A&M, and was the first employee of the organization after it was founded in 1998, acting as Assistant to the Director. She joined the Board of Directors in January, 2013, taking on the roles of Board Secretary and Chair of the Marketing and Development Committee. Now, as Director of the unique organization she helped to found, she has truly come full circle.

Caitlin Murray