Lee began working with wood at age 7, when she enrolled in the Kids Carpentry program in her hometown of Berkeley, CA. Years later, while studying art and philosophy at Brown University (BA ’00), she got involved in set building for theater. She worked as a scenic carpenter and instructor of scenic arts in small theaters around the Bay Area before eventually moving into building interactive science exhibits & cabinetry for the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco. Lee moved to Los Angeles in 2008, where she manages the Offerman Woodshop, a collective of independent woodworkers. She now designs and builds both custom furniture for private clients and exhibits for the Outdoor Gallery at the Exploratorium. Lee teaches woodworking in the School of Art at Cal State Long Beach.