Lee was born in Chicago, where her dad originally did business. She went to the local kindergarten but didn't really fit in with the school system. She didn't enjoy doing the same things her peers did and often refused to interact with the other kids. Her parents moved with her dad's job, as he now wanted to expand his business to Lebeaux, so they eventually wound up in Lebeaux where she was homeschooled by her aunt until she was 14. While homeschooled, Lee developed a great interest in reading and writing. She also learned her other subjects reluctantly, but she greatly appreciated her free time to read and write and let her creativity take off and explore. She frequented the Lebeaux library and museums to find inspiration. She never made many friends or enjoyed anything girly such as fashion or music, as her mother wished. However, her parents still made sure she enrolled in community programs to learn basic computer, craft, and music skills so that she would have exposure to other students.
When the recession hit in 2007, Lee's dad's company shut down, and they moved to Barfield. Lee formally enrolled in Barfield High School. Initially, Lee hated school as she was uncomfortable being around people and having to adhere to social conventions, and she also found the teachers' styles of teaching to be useless. Finally in junior year, she appreciated her English teacher who opened her mind to different styles of literary analysis and she began to enjoy school. It was this year that she also met Nessie Stevens at a bookstore when they both were looking for the same book they enjoyed as a child. They bonded well and Lee began to appreciate a life with friends. Nessie was also somewhat introverted and awkward but in a different way, as she looked to pop culture to fulfill her interests unlike Lee's writing passion.
Lee and Nessie decided to go to Barfield Community College together, as neither of their families had strong financial situations, Lee due to her father's unstable business and Nessie due to her single mother raising three daughters, and neither had particularly excelling grades. Lee studied English at BCC for two years before receiving her associates degree. At BCC, she was dragged into the school paper due to her writing capabilities, but she was never particularly interested in journalism. She enjoyed writing opinion articles but disliked reporting on news. After graduating, she is currently doing freelance writing and inspired by her English teacher in junior year and love of poetry, she is also working as a teacher for poetry at Barfield Community Center.