Lee was born and raised in Berkeley, CA, with a few brief stints living in Osaka, Japan. He attended Harvard University, where he studied Applied Mathematics with a concentration in Biology. During his time as an undergraduate, he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, named a John Harvard Scholar, and presented with the Detur Book Prize. After graduating, he founded a SAT and ESL tutoring company in Japan, where he designed the teaching curriculum and served as head instructor. He then returned to the United States to attend medical school at UC San Francisco, where he is currently a fourth-year student. During his second year, Lee helped to tutor first-year medical students through a peer-to-peer teaching program, through which he received universally positive peer reviews. He has consistently excelled in his academics, scoring a 268 on his Step 1 and a 276 on his Step 2 CK exam. In his free time, he enjoys trying new restaurants, attending hip hop classes, and drinking tea.