Lee is a transplant to the Pacific Northwest from Texas. Her love of extreme landscapes comes from growing up at the foot of the Franklin Mountains and she is excited to spend the summer living side-by-side Mount St. Helens. She recently graduated from The Evergreen State College in Olympia where she emphasized in Archaeology and Religious Studies. Lee is passionate about protecting cultural landscapes and learning from both human and natural histories. Before coming to the Mount St. Helens Institute, Lee worked on two archaeological sites—the Sinop Kale Excavation in Turkey and the Bush Homestead in Tumwater, WA. When she is not working, Lee can be found on a trail studying animal tracks, reading, taking pictures of wildflowers, or grilling on the back porch of her house.