Dee has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto University. She also has an M.S. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from San Jose State University. She has conducted dissertation research at the Dept. of Immunology at Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA.
Other experience includes treating people with intellectual/developmental disabilities at a California Regional Center. She is a former San Francisco chapter director of an international wine education and tasting society---Les Amis du Vin. She is a former member of Anton LaVey's Satanic Church in the 1960's.