Lilian is a PhD student in the Neurobiology and Behavior Program at Columbia studying a receptor implicated in ADHD. She joined our team as our first Research Development Apprentice in the Spring of 2023. In this role, Lilian assists trainees with the writing, editing, and strategic planning of grant applications; she finds and suggests funding opportunities to our community; and she assists with creating content for the Research Development website. Lilian enjoys editing grant proposals and academic applications, and mentoring others as they advance to the next stage of their careers.
In her free time, Lilian enjoys volunteering in her community. She served as a mentor with Minds Matter NYC for four years, and she is currently the Vice President of Curriculum and Vice President of Spanish Speaking Events for Columbia University's Neuroscience Outreach (CUNO). At CUNO, she spearheaded events for the Latino community by organizing and volunteering for bilingual neuroscience lessons, such as Saturday Science and the Bilingual Brain fair, and she has taught neuroscience lessons at bilingual elementary schools in NYC. She also develops curricula and maintains the database of educational resources.