Chang-Rae Lee (born July 29, 1965) is a first-generation Korean American novelist.Lee was born in Korea in 1965. He emigrated to the United States with his family when he was 3 years old. He was raised in Westchester, New York but attended Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire. He received his BA in English from Yale University and MFA in Writing from the University of Oregon. He worked as a Wall Street financial analyst for a year before turning to writing full time.He teaches writing at Princeton University, and currently serves as the director of Princeton's Program in Creative Writing.