ee attended undergrad at Wake Forest University. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law in 1991. While in law school, Dee interned at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund in New York City and at the United States Justice Department Civil Rights Division's Honors Program in Washington, D.C. After graduation, she moved to Biloxi, MS and began in the practice area of Social Security Disability Law in 1992. She moved to Phoenix, AZ and was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1994. Dee is licensed to practice nationally before the Social Security Administration in all states.