Melody Lee joins biology department

Sandra Koretz

Melody Lee is joining the upper school science department this year and will be teaching Advanced Placement Biology and Genetics and Biotechnology.

Lee said she is looking forward to working with students who are passionate about biotechnology.

“I am most excited about that course because even though I am the only person who will be teaching it, it gives me a lot of flexibility to do what I am passionate about,” Lee said.

Lee double-majored in biology and education at Smith College. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Lee lived in New York and taught at Loomis-Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut where she coached varsity cross country and acted as a dorm parent. Lee later received her master’s degree in molecular biology and genetics from New York University.

In her free time, Lee also participates in multiple athletic activities, such as ultimate touch rugby, frisbee and track and field. She competed in the touch rugby USA National Championships in 2017.

Lee looks forward to working with students who are excited about science.
“I am excited to work with motivated students who are passionate about the subject and that we can work together to do a lot of lab-based activities and projects,” Lee said.