Dr Lee has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ajou University in Korea, and a Master of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary in New York. She studied at Hanshin University School of Theology before receiving her Master of Sacred Theology degree at Drew University in New Jersey. From there she returned to New York where she studied in the Graduate Program in Psychotherapy and Pastoral Counseling at the Blanton-Peale Graduate Institute. Then, in 2015, she came to Toronto to undertake doctoral studies at Emmanuel College. Her thesis, An Epidemic of Suicide in Korea: The Intervention of the Korean Government and Korean Church in Reducing Suicide Incidence, was supervised by Professor Pamela Couture. She received her PhD in August of 2022. She is a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.