Lee is a senior at San Diego State University where he participates actively in the local chapter of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). In addition he was also formerly the Vice President of green research for a student organization called E3. He is majoring in Civil Engineering and he plans to develop an emphasis in either structural engineering or waterway engineering.

Lee believes it is his desire to influence the future and make a physical impact on the world that we live in that has driven him to become a civil engineer. He sees large dam projects, energy efficient buildings (or LEED certified) and water desalinization projects as the future of a growing world and growing populations. He believes these projects will be necessary to continue to improve the quality of life for all people, and hopes to impact others positively through developing these projects in the future.

Lee grew up in San Francisco where he attended a K-8 Chinese immersion school. While there, he learned Cantonese as well as Mandarin. He also learned topics such as natural science and algebra in Chinese. Although he is no longer fluent in both, he believes he is still proficient, especially with some use. Additionally, Lee speaks German as well as a little Spanish that he learned during high school. Lee considers himself lucky enough to have the chance to visit many places around the world since his father works for United Airlines.