Seungmin (Helen) Lee is from South Korea but grew up in Colorado,  and is a senior at Columbia College majoring in political science. She is a 5-year dual degree student with the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) as well as pursuing a Masters in International Affairs. Her research interests include East Asian political economy and international security. She is a digital editor for the Journal of International Affairs and spends much of her free time reading novels and engaging in artistic activities.