Ms. Lee received her J.D. from the University of California, Irvine School of Law, where she served as president of the Space Law Society and vice president and founding board of Women in Tech Law. Additionally, she was an associate editor for the UC Irvine Law Review. She also gained valuable experience representing clients in the Startup and Small Business Clinic, as well as in various pro bono matters.
During law school, Ms. Lee interned at NASA Ames Research Center in the Office of Chief Counsel as a part of the Space Law Network. There, she provided legal support for various legal matters involving public-private agreements and innovative technologies developed at NASA. Ms. Lee gained additional expertise working as a fellow in the Invention Transfer Group at UCI Applied Innovation, where she supported UCI early startup acquisitions and intellectual property licensing. She also externed for the Honorable Andrew J. Guilford and the Patent Pilot Program in U.S. District Courts, Central District of California.
Prior to joining Goodwin, Ms. Lee acquired genetics, neurobiology, and immunology research experience. She was a graduate researcher in Dr. Kevin T. Beier’s lab at UC Irvine in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. Her graduate thesis was focused on engineering molecular reagents for the manipulation of long-term potentiation (LTP) in conjunction with synaptic neural plasticity, and she mapped brain circuit pathology in neurodegenerative conditions through viral and optogenetics techniques. Ms. Lee designed projects involving CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, lentiviral vector transduction, and neuronal cell culture, and she assisted with early product development with the lab.