Scholar Class – 2009
Lea Gee-Tong was born and raised in El Cerrito, California and is currently a student at Stanford University. She graduated in 2009 from Marin Academy, where she developed a passion for academics and for social justice activism and leadership. Involved in both her school community and in various local and state non-profit organizations, Lea is dedicated to examining and dismantling systems of oppression related to various identities, such as gender, sexual orientation, and race.
Currently a sophomore at Stanford University, she is an investigator with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Medical Education Research Group (LGBT-MERG), a group that strives to improve the health of LGBT individuals through quantitative and qualitative research about medical curricula and current healthcare practices.
Additionally, she is a coordinator of the Safe and Open Spaces at Stanford (SOSAS), which hosts panels about LGBT issues across campus, and a member of the Emma Goldman Society for Queer Liberation. She is a prospective Human Biology major and hopes to further her knowledge and understanding of the inextricable connections between science, humans, and community. She ultimately wants to help communities acknowledge differences while uniting around commonalities and a shared goal of change.