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Christine Hyung-Oak Lee

Christine Hyung-Oak Lee is a writer and the author of a memoir published by Ecco / Harper Collins, Tell Me Everything You Don’t Remember, which was featured in Self Magazine, Time, The New York Times, and NPR’s Weekend Edition with Scott Simon. Her short stories and essays have appeared in ZYZZYVA, BuzzFeed, Guernica, and The New York Times.

Born in New York City, Christine earned her undergraduate degrees in English literature and Asian American Studies at UC Berkeley, studied at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education specializing in urban education, and earned an MFA from Mills College; she prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Jewish community and beyond, serving as part of the Diversity Council and an ERG leader in her workplace.

Christine lives in Berkeley on her urban farm with her chickens and bees, and tells stories about the world through the lens of urban farming in a column, a podcast, and a forthcoming book. If allowed to do so, she will talk about bees and beekeeping all day long.