Matthew Lee is a 3rd year PhD student in nursing whose research focuses on how people interact in online and offline communities. As a Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation, a developer of serious games (games with purposes beyond entertainment), and as Chair of Student Life for GAPSA, Matthew works to change how people perceive wellness and health from being an additional responsibility/burden to manage to being something that one acknowledges is simply a part of being. He will be continuing collaborations with the CAPS Student Advisory Board, Penn Wellness, Penn Rec, and the Graduate Student Center in the coming year, and hopes to work closely with the IDEAL Committee to promote diversity and inclusivity initiatives.
Matthew completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California, with afocus on Aerospace Engineering, Theatre and Game Design. Among other extracurriculars, he was a member of a community drama therapy troupe, served as a leader in fostering inclusivity on campus, and helped pioneer the university’s efforts in Second Life and other virtual worlds.