Elisabeth Samson Lee

Twin Cities Cohort

Elisabeth was sexually assaulted in her cubicle over the lunch hour, while working in a sheriff’s office by a sergeant she barely knew. A cover-up, harassment, retaliation, and hostile work environment ensued. In her six-year battle for justice and accountability that never came, she gained a unique perspective on how things actually work. She is determined to use her experience to educate victims on how to document harassment, build a strong case, and navigate those systems that are supposed to protect us—but don’t. And, of course, she is working to change these flawed systems.