Academic-turn-consultant Dr. Stella Lee is an ed-tech and AI strategist, international speaker, startup advisor, LinkedIn Learning instructor, and technology columnist for the Training Industry Magazine. She is the founder of Paradox Learning Inc., a boutique consulting firm based in Calgary, Canada. With over 20 years of experience in digital learning, Stella combines her passion, academic background, and knowledge in visual art, human-computer interaction, adult education, and computer science with her unique global insights for her work with clients such as UNICEF, the United Nations, Asian Development Bank, The Open University, Government of Yukon, WorkSafeBC, TransLink, and InnoEnergy. Prior to obtaining her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Hertfordshire, Stella studied communications, adult education, and fine art across three countries (US, UK, and Canada). Currently, she still keeps one foot in academia, advising graduate students and providing guest lectures across the world.
As a trained painter and graphic artist, Stella is passionate about connecting communities and individuals through different art forms. She is excited to serve on the HASA board of directors and looking forward to help bring art to Albertans from all walks of life.