Lily grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and is a sophomore in college studying public health, specializing in epidemiology, with a minor in psychology at the University of Iowa. She plans on pursuing her MS in epidemiology after graduating, then her Ph.D. in epidemiology. She first got into politics in 2016 during the Bernie Sanders campaign. Lily follows the Marxian school of economics and socially progressive, advocating for health equity and eradication of systemic health inequality globally. Outside of school, she is a member of the Iowa City Democratic Socialists, is a member of her campus's Student Activists for Planned Parenthood, volunteers for Christine Olivo's campaign, is a member of her university's anti-imperialism club Peace by Peace, and is an active member of Delta Zeta sorority. She is most passionate about imperialism, health equity, and public health policy.