Melody Lee graduated from Olympic High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her high school activities included working in soup kitchens, homeless outreach programs, and civic literacy initiatives. Lee is pursuing a major in Global Public Health with a concentration in Nutrition. Lee is a member of UNC’s Service & Leadership-Living Learning Community. In her first year as a Bonner Leader, Lee worked with the Youth Media project at theMarian Cheek Jackson Center in Chapel Hill’s Northside community, and worked as a Community Center Intern at the Rogers Road Community Center (which was forced to close in August 2012), assisting with the afterschool tutoring program. This year Lee will be working as an America Reads tutor, increasing the skills of elementary school children at the Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education (SCALE).