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Lee-En Chung
Lee-En Chung, P.E., LEED AP is an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker and construction consultant. As founder of and consulting engineer for Ivy Ventures, she provides construction monitoring of new construction for banks, owners and non-profits. Educated at Columbia University, she earned a B.S. degree in civil engineering.

Lee-En has moderated panels for UN Women and the University of South Florida. She enjoys playing tennis, baking and taking Zumba classes. Her way-off Broadway performances were in the musical Miss Saigon - the inaugural show at the Manatee Performing Arts Center.

On April 13, 2014, Lee-En completed her first More Magazine / Fitness Magazine Women's Half Marathon in Central Park, where 6,844 ladies crossed the finish line!

Entries by Lee-En Chung

Columbia Crew's Inaugural Training in Sarasota

(3) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 2:57 PM


Cowbell, cowbell! Columbia University's three crew teams launched their racing shells on the sunny shores of Sarasota for the first time over this winter break for their annual southerly training trip. Over 700 Columbia alumni reside in the Sarasota-Bradenton area (where JetBlue has...

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Rosie's Back... With Heartfelt Humor!

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 7:44 PM


Rosie's back! I am so excited that Rosie O'Donnell will be back on daytime television, starting Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 -- she got her gig back on ABC's The View with Whoopi Goldberg and new co-host broadcasters such as Nicole Wallace and the...

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Summer Solstice Yoga in Sarasota

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 11:02 AM


If you missed the Summer Solstice Yoga in Times Square -- only 11,000+ participants showed up! -- on Saturday, June 21, 2014, another option was Yoga on the Terrace at the Ringling Museum of Art in sunny Sarasota. Every third Saturday...

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Aging Like Anna Quindlen

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 10:40 PM


Anna Quindlen wowed the sold-out audience at Barnard on Saturday, May 31, 2014, in the Event Oval of The Diana Center. This was the second time I've heard Anna speak -- both in New York City -- and she was gracious, revealing and...

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National Science Olympiad at UCF Orlando

(1) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 11:01 PM

Brainiacs galore! I perused the 30th Annual Science Olympiad National Tournament on May 16-17, 2014 at University of Central Florida's campus in Orlando. Certainly these 2,000+ students competing for 120 teams were not thinking about Harry Potter rides or Disney's FastPass, but rather focused on their latest contraption...

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Prayers for Ringling Circus Aerialists

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 12:21 PM

Our hearts and prayers -- lots of prayers -- go out to the Ringling Bros. aerialists whose apparatus hovering over 30 feet in mid-air collapsed Sunday morning, May 4, 2014 in Providence, Rhode Island. Eight well-trained females were apparently attempting rhythmic gymnastics type of moves while dangling by their hair,...

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Half Marathon Moxie

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2014 | 2:51 PM


"Women Run the World" flyer caught my eyes at a New York Sports Club on the Upper West Side in late February. Here's my non-traditional "training" for my first More Magazine / Fitness Magazine Women's Half Marathon on...

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Postcard to David Letterman

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 12:19 PM

Congrats, Dave, on announcing your retirement for next year! I read about your retiring in the Wall Street Journal and The Huffington Post, prior to watching your Late Show last night.

I used to be an NBC summer associate (not a page, but a...

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MLB for Women? Only at Pittsburgh Pirates' Spring Training!

(2) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 2:00 PM

Kudos to the Pittsburgh Pirates for teaching us ladies the precision of pitching and the biomechanics of batting! The 5th Annual "Baseball Basics for Women" took place on March 13 -- the ides of spring training -- at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida.


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Fake Passports Aboard My Tokyo Flight to LAX

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 3:49 AM

Do I fit the profile of a "terrorist"? I certainly look foreign, speak more than one language and studied engineering. However, I was born in New York City; my parents are Taiwanese so I grew up conversing in English and Taiwanese at home, and then learned up to six languages....

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