Lee van der Voo is an award-winning investigative and environmental journalist. Her work has appeared in ProPublica, The New York Times, The Guardian, Slate, The Daily Beast, Reuters, The Atlantic, High Country News and others. Lee’s reporting has been supported by significant awards and fellowships, including the Logan Nonfiction fellowship, the Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship, the Fund for Investigative Journalism, an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, and the Lizzie Grossman Grant for Environmental Health Reporting.

Her first book The Fish Market chronicled the privatization of the sea in the name of sustainable seafood. It was the 2018 winner of the Oregon Book Award for General Nonfiction.

Her second book As the World Burns covers a year in the life of the 21 youth plaintiffs suing the U.S. government over climate change in the milestone lawsuit, Juliana v. United States. It was released in September 2020.

Lee is deeply involved in nonprofit journalism and is a co-founder of the Oregon News Exploration, a research project examining information gaps in linguistically, geographically, and culturally distinct communities. ONE was selected for the American Journalism Project's incubator in 2023 and is currently developing a newsroom that responds to information gaps and corresponding misinformation. Lee previously helped to launch the award-winning investigations program at Civil Eats and is the former managing director of the nonprofit newsroom InvestigateWest.