Lilian is a senior at Coeur d’ Alene High School. She is passionate about addressing inequality in public education and fostering student leadership. Lilian co-founded Growing the STEM (, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that builds student leaders and inspires under-represented students through STEM clubs, competitive math teams, and peer tutoring programs. She advocates for student advisory councils to the local, state, and national boards of education and has published Op-Eds in the LA Times, Coeur d’Alene Press, and Idaho Education News. Lilian loves serving her school as Senior Class President, captain of the varsity cross country team, and Model UN Club founder. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach and baking with her friends. Lilian aspires to a career in public education policy and leadership.