Lee Qi grew up in Singapore, and left its sunny shores for an International Baccalaureate at the Lester B. Pearson United World College in Victoria, BC. She graduated from the University of Miami in 2014, with a BSc in Marine Science and Biology, minoring in Chemistry and Mathematics. She then got her MSc in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences from the University of Washington in 2017, advised by André. Thereafter, she worked as a fisheries scientist at the Sustainable Fisheries Group at the University of California, Santa Barbara, together with Punt Lab alum Cody Szuwalski. In Autumn of 2019, Lee Qi returned to SAFS for her PhD, co-advised by André Punt and Ray Hilborn.
Her current work focuses on ecosystem-based approaches to fisheries management; from modelling fisher behaviour in the Bering Sea to strategies for highly-mixed fisheries. She mentors visiting fisheries scientists from China, working on stock assessments of species local to their waters. Lee Qi’s work is supported by grants from the David-Lucille Packard Foundation and the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO).
For an updated publications list, please visit her Google Scholar.