Lily is a rising junior at St. Mary’s College of Maryland pursuing her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Public Policy with a minor in Studio Art. At St. Mary’s, she is a member of the Women’s Lacrosse team and works alongside the Title IX office in tackling initiatives like Domestic Violence Awareness Month. She is also in the midst of founding her college’s One Love chapter, a foundation dedicated to promoting healthy relationships and preventing relationship violence. She has conducted campus wide workshops for the One Love Foundation to encourage constructive conversations surrounding domestic violence and how we can all learn to love better. In addition to her work on campus, her research and work on the women’s and nationalist movements in the Philippines has been published in the 20-21 edition of Open Water: An Undergraduate Journal for the Social Sciences. Her work analyses the cross-class collaboration between the nationalist and feminist movements and how their intersectionality promoted advocacy and change in the Philippines.
She also created an initiative last summer in the wake of the BLM and Pride Month where she sold her art, donating a portion of the proceeds to a LGBTQ+ or BLM organization of the buyer’s choice. She donated over $300 to various organizations in this time such as the Baltimore Safe Haven, Marsha P. Johnson Institute, and SNaPco. When she is not working, she loves to go for runs, watch the West Wing, and design stickers for her online art store.