Lily graduated from Harvard University in 2010 with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. After graduating, she worked for several years in Marketing at Microsoft before returning to psychology research, at which point she worked as a research assistant in Kate McLaughlin’s Stress and Development Lab as well as Kristina Olson’s Social Cognitive Development Lab. In fall of 2016, Lily started as a PhD student in both the Developmental and Child Clinical areas at the University of Washington. As a graduate student, she is interested in studying the relationship between stigma and mental health in marginalized populations, particularly among sexual orientation and gender minorities. Lily hopes to examine how social support from parents, schools, and broader communities can serve as protective factors throughout development, and how these factors can be translated into evidence-based interventions.