Ryan Lee '03

Alumnus on the front lines: Ryan Lee ’03

Ryan Lee graduated from Weinberg College in 2003 with a degree in economics. Now he runs a four-office dental oncology practice in the Northeast. Or rather, that’s how he spent most of his time prior to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now Lee, who joined the National Guard in 2009, is on the front lines of the response to the crisis. For the past month, he has been training hundreds of soldiers to administer thousands of COVID-19 tests to many of Massachusetts’s most vulnerable residents.

“We ran out of medical folks, so we’ve been training infantry and field artillery soldiers,” Lee said. “It’s been a positive and inspirational experience for me.”

Learn more about the efforts — and sacrifices — Lee is making to combat the pandemic in this profile in Northwestern Magazine.