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Hopkins community mourns the loss of Dia Lee

By AASHI MENDPARA | June 27, 2022


The University is mourning the death of Dia Lee, who passed away on June 20. Lee was a rising senior studying Writing Seminars in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. 

Vice Provost for Student Affairs Rachelle Hernandez and Interim Dean of Student Life Allison Avolio sent an email to the student body regarding Lee’s death on June 24.

“Dia will be remembered for their warm smile, thoughtful and reflective demeanor, and quiet strength,” they wrote.

Lee was a staff member at Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee and Books in Philadelphia. 

Hernandez and Avolio offered their condolences to Lee’s family and loved ones.

“Campus administrators have been in contact with Dia’s family to provide support during this difficult time. Please keep Dia and their family in your thoughts in the days ahead,” they wrote. “In the coming days, please take care of yourself and each other.” 

Students can express their condolences by writing an email to “The Family of Dia Lee” and sending it to the Office of the Dean of Student Life at

The Counseling Center may be contacted by calling (410) 516-8278 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. A counselor is also available 24/7 at that same number in emergency situations.

Student Outreach and Support is available for appointments and can be contacted at (410) 516-7857 or at

Religious and Spiritual Life can be reached at (410) 516-1880 or at

A Place to Talk is available for in-person support Sunday through Thursday. Members are available from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. in Brody Learning Commons 4010 and from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. in AMR I.

TimelyMD’s TalkNow service is available 24/7 and can be accessed by visiting

Students may contact their resident advisors or residence directors or visit the Residential Life Office. Residential Life can be contacted by phone at (410) 516-8283 or by email at

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