Matthew Lee is a junior at the University of Southern California majoring in communications and double minoring in social entrepreneurship and communication design. His dreams are to run the campaign for the first Asian American female US president, and make a documentary about our current welfare system. He loves watching TV and movies and is always looking for social commentary when watching. In his free time, he practices design and calligraphy and loves cooking with friends. He even has an Instagram account for each to show his creative endeavors!

I Am the One Percent
Leveraging Privilege for Social Change
By Matthew Lee

My grandparents, the first generation in my family to immigrate to the U.S. from Hong Kong, ran multiple restaurants and were considered middle-class. Although they were not rich, they were able to save enough money to invest in real estate where they used most of that money for their current retirement.