Kyuseon (Kristy) Lee is a PhD student in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. Her research is primarily focused on the nature of research collaboration, with particular attention to the researcher attributes among research teams in the life sciences, including health, agricultural, and biological sciences. Her research interests also extend into the fields of industrial organization and applied microeconomics. Prior to her study at the University of Minnesota, she interned at the McKinsey Global Institute, earned a master’s degree in public policy from Duke University, and worked as an assistant economist at Korea Development Bank. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, she spent several years in other Asian countries including Japan and the Philippines and is fluent in Japanese.