We had the good fortune of connecting with Katrina Lee and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Katrina, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success? The most important factor behind my success has been my ability to be a team player. I played sports during my childhood, so being on a team became natural. What I did not expect was that being on a team helped me to strive to be the greatest asset I could be with any company I have been a part of. Being a team player helps you learn patience, communication and positivity. It gives you the strength to ask for help when you need guidance. It gives you the courage to speak your point of view in a professional manner, and it gives you the footing to help others in a solo and/or group setting. The success of being a team player has given me the ability to network and develop true friendships within my career that have ended up being beneficial toward my personal and professional growth.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community? I was the Executive Assistant/Project Manager of Membership & Industry Relations at the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs. Currently, I have started the next chapter in my career as the Operations Manager of Jammcard.
I am a positive, full-spirited individual who loves her career in the most passionate way possible. I never stopped believing in myself, and knew from a young age I wanted to work in the entertainment industry. I never had the talent to act, sing, write a song or play an instrument, but I was always intrigued with what happens behind the scenes. If I was at a concert, I was wondering what was going on backstage while the artist or band was performing. If I saw a movie, I would wonder how they made a scene come to life. I always had questions, and I was determined to get answers. And now – working as an insider – I am getting to see everything I always wondered and dreamed about, and more! I am proud of how far I have come in my career. I will forever cherish these moments.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to? I have always considered myself a commuter so my suggestions would consist of places around the Los Angeles and Orange County area, where I’ve spent most of my college days.
If I had friends visiting town, the week would include a few of my favorite spots and activities:
Starting in Orange County…
South Coast Plaza and Raising Canes, Costa Mesa
Beach activities, Newport Beach
Fashion Island, Newport Beach
Then heading up to L.A….
LACMA and The Broad, Los Angeles
LA Live and GRAMMY Museum, Downtown LA
The Grove and Cheesecake Factory, Los Angeles
Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica
Santa Monica Pier
Sugarfish, Santa Monica
Tacos Por Favor, Santa Monica
Hitting all of these spots would definitely represent the places that make me most happy in L.A.!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition? I would love to dedicate my shoutout to my beloved Grandmother, Shirley Marshall, who passed away in 2020. She was my number 1 fan and I will always adore her for that unconditional support. She was my strength on my weakest days. I miss you Nan!
I have so many family and friends who deserve credit and recognition, that it’s so hard to name them all. To those individuals, I love you and thank you for being in my corner!
To my Mom and Dad, thank you for always encouraging me to the best version of myself. I love you both.
Special thanks to the many professional mentors who have inspired and guided me throughout my years. I truly appreciate each and every one of you. I am forever grateful!
There were 4 books that have been beneficial to my growth within my career and has credited to my success as a woman in the workplace:
1. People Tools for Business by Alan C. Fox
2. The Memo by Minda Harts
3. Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office by Lois P Frankel
4. Digital Body Language by Erica Dhawan