Aneta Lee

Aneta Thomas Lee

Visiting Assistant Director for Digital Equity, Inclusion, and Navigation

Aneta Thomas Lee is an altruistic, forward-thinking leader and a staunch advocate for community empowerment. Aneta serves as a champion for the cause of digital equity and inclusion in every setting she finds herself in. Her journey began in 2015 when she was selected to the inaugural Digital Inclusion Fellowship sponsored by Google Fiber and managed by the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN). Since that initial service, she has had the opportunity to work for and partner with a variety of organizations and industries – to include Google, EveryoneOn, Inspiredu of Atlanta, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, the Microsoft Airband Initiative to name a few. Before joining Illinois Broadband Lab, Aneta completed service as an executive fellow focused on digital equity with FUSE Corps in the City of Birmingham’s Mayor’s Office – all in the pursuit of closing the digital divide in our country.


Aneta is a native of Metro Atlanta, Georgia. She spent her childhood in New Orleans, Louisiana, where her family heritage lies. She is graduate of Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia, with Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and human services.