Dr. Lester grew up in Atlanta, Georgia where she completed her medical school and general surgery residency at Emory University. Her plastic and reconstructive training were completed in Charleston, South Carolina and the Medical Univerity of South Carolina. She completed a Microsurgical Breast Fellowship in Charleston and then moved with her husband to the University of Florida. In Gainesville, she was clinical faculty and began her work with breast cancer reconstruction.
Dr. Lester began working at IU Health Methodist Hospital in 2010, and since that time has served in several leadership positions within the hospital administration. Teaching remains one of Dr. Lester's passions and she works closely with the Plastic Surgery Residency as Associate Program Director.