Amelia Lee, RN, is a second-year Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) student at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN). She serves as the co-president of VUSN’s Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Student Nurses Group and as the AAPI representative on VUSN Graduate Council. Her expected graduation date is August 2021.
Prior to her enrollment at VUSN, Ms. Lee was a research assistant at the Building Knowledge Lab, which sought to discover how children and adults learn new information. She received her B.A. from Vanderbilt University, double majoring in Psychology and Child Development. After her undergraduate degree, she worked as a mental health case manager at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) where she facilitated bi-directional physical and mental health care.
Upon receiving her PMHNP certification, Ms. Lee plans to work with those who are underserved, with a focus on Korean Americans and immigrant populations. She hopes to become part of the movement to break the stigma surrounding mental health and provide greater access to mental health care to those who may not speak English as their first language.