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Aug 17 2021 - 01:36 PM
Meet the Staff - Connie

Connie LeeAre you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying?

Yes, I am a masters student in the School Psychology Ed.M Program at TC.


Where’s your hometown?

I was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved around between Illinois, California, and Washington until I was about 11 years old. Up until my recent move to New York, I was living in Bellevue, Washington where I attended middle and high school as well as undergrad at the University of Washington.


What did you want to be when you grew up?

Since 5th grade, I wanted to become a pediatrician. I knew that I loved working with kids so I thought it would be the right fit. I actually stuck with this it until about my junior year of college when I switched towards a career that focused more on psychology and education.


What was your first job?

I got my first job as a barista when I was 16 at a coffee shop.


What has been your best job?

I think I appreciate different aspects of different jobs but I really enjoyed being a behavior technician. I was able to work at a school with a 2nd grader and I enjoyed almost every minute of it. It was great being so hands on and seeing all the progress the student was making!


Your favorite meal:

I love sushi!


Are you a morning or night person?

I think I am more of a morning person.


A delicious dessert:

I love all different types of ice cream.


Song you love no matter how many times you hear it:

Vienna by Billy Joel.


A country you’d like to visit:

Italy and France.


A book you strongly recommend?

Ah, I have a few... Being Mortal by Atul Gawande, My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me by Jason Rosenthal, and Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom.


A sport you enjoy playing (or watching)?

I definitely do not play any sports but I enjoy watching football even though I don't know much!


TOP THREE….Best places to read?

In a big comfy chair with a blanket, on a park bench on a sunny day, or next to an open window.


The strangest thing I’ve ever done is…

I carried around a raw egg as if it were a baby as a punishment for losing a game. It even had a little face drawn onto it.


The most fascinating person I’ve ever met is…

I had never seen/run into a celebrity until I moved to NYC. I was walking past Radio City Music Hall and saw Bob Saget! I grew up watching Full House and was obsessed. It was a weird and surreal moment.