Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, the Executive Director of the Queens Council on the Arts, believes in the power of the arts to mobilize and transform community. She was a member of the Transition Team for Mayor DiBlasio, serves on Tony Bennett’s Exploring the Arts Foundation and sits on many grant panels across the country. Hoong Yee holds a M.M. in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, a B.A. from Oberlin College, and attended the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Her children's picture book, Rabbit Mooncakes, was published by Little, Brown & Company.