BabyLab staff spotlight: Rachel Lee

Rachel Lee is the MARCS BabyLab Coordinator.

When did you start working at MARCS and what was your role?
I joined MARCS in January 2010 as a BabyLab Research Assistant, then accepted the MARCS BabyLab Coordinator position in October 2010.

What was your first job?
My first job was at Best and Less, while I was 15 years old and still at school. My first job after school was a short stint at Westpac as a teller, where I stayed until I started University.

What has been your greatest success?
My greatest success is as a mum to my two beautiful children! I am also incredibly proud of completing a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours while raising my children.

What's the best thing about your job?
I love the variety of my job and interacting with the mums and bubs.

What do you like to do when you are not working?
I love spending time with my husband and children, swimming, going on walks, bike riding or reading a good book. When I have the time, I love going out to dinner and to musicals.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
A Police Officer and later a Psychologist.

If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go and why?
I have always wanted to go hiking in Tibet.

What books/authors would we find on your bookshelf at home?
Classics and big names including Dan Brown, Bryce Courtney, Patricia Cornwell, John Grisham, Jane Austen and many one-off romance or psychological thrillers.

If you could invite anyone famous to dinner who would it be and why?
I would invite this year's joint Noble Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai. Seventeen year old Malala won this award for her iconic fight for children's education rights.

In 25 words or less, what would you like to achieve in the future?
I would like achieve the elusive work-life balance!