Jei Lee – iYouth Co-President

In the days of my own youth, yea those many moons ago, I studied English (20th- & 21st-century literature + creative writing) and anthropology at the University of Iowa, taught English to elementary and high school students in South Korea, and underwent “writing boot camp” at the Clarion West Workshop in Seattle, during which time I fell in love with the Suzzallo Reading Room and vowed to return. (So I did.) Having thoroughly enjoyed my first year in the MLIS program as a residential student, I have since metamorphosed into a second-year online student, hoping to graduate in accordance with my original timeline in 2014.

Currently, I lurk in the Mighty Midwest with my fiancé and our obnoxious dwarf hamster, interning at the Iowa City Public Library’s teen services department, where I get to program events, frolic amongst the YA collection, and maintain the shiny new teen Tumblr @ In my spare time, I enjoy writing, reading, watching, and discussing speculative fiction; stomping gracelessly through nature; and producing various grotesqueries and affronts to good taste while pretending to be craftsy.