HoongYee Lee Krakauer

Writer, Illustrator & Executive Director of the Queens Council on the Arts

HoongYee Lee Krakauer is the Executive Director of the Queens Council on the Arts. In the past 15 years, she has raised over $12M in grant money for artists and is an experienced grant reviewer for foundations and corporate philanthropies around the country. She is a proud Queens girl and writes about how to create a rich & joyful life at Her other superpower is writing and illustrating children’s books. She is the author and illustrator of Rabbit Mooncakes, a multicultural picture book for children published by Little, Brown & Company. Hoong Yee is a graduate of Oberlin College, attended the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and received a Masters of Music in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. She is married to a nice Jewish boy from Rockaway, Queens.