Lily is a reporter at the Half Moon Bay Review, covering virtually everything that impacts the sprinkling of coastal communities in San Mateo County’s Coastside. From pumpkin festivals and Maverick’s Surf Competition to farm worker labor disputes to nitty-gritty land-use issues, the Coastside constantly churns out stories of local importance that articulate broader national and global themes.
Lily’s interest in journalism began in the newsroom of Ms. Magazine, where she interned during her undergraduate studies at Scripps College. There she studied English and Women’s Studies. Soon after catching the journalism bug, Lily wrote for a couple of newspapers in Claremont, CA. Then after moving to the Bay Area, she really got a taste of true reporting at the Palo Alto Weekly. In 2009 Lily joined Salon.com to aggregate news and expand upon her interest in the Feminist Press while blogging for Broadsheet, Salon’s women and politics blog. During Lily’s graduate studies at Stanford University, she interned at Forbes.com, writing scripts for “After Hours” market analysis and producing video for Forbes.com video network. Last winter she joined Current.com’s editorial team writing for their news blog while running a women and politics section of the site.
In March 2010 Lily traveled to Seoul, Korea to report out a story about Samsung’s green initiative in light of claims that their electronics industry “clean rooms” may, in fact, be chemically dirty. The resulting story was published in Ms. Magazine.
Most recently Lily worked as a news producer at The Seattle Times where she packaged the best information on the day’s key topics. That included writing headlines and news summaries, building special pages for enterprise projects, updating social media channels, monitoring user engagement, optimizing search engines, teaching online storytelling skills to reporters and some light coding.
Lily joined the Clayman Institute more than two years ago on a part-time basis, writing for Gender News and working to boost the institute’s media presence. Last spring she shifted into an editor position. She works with a 40-person student writing team to translate gender research for a general audience. She shepherds writers through all phases of writing: from story concept and narrative structure to photo rights and layout design.
Lily enjoys traveling, running, cooking, reading and she hopes to continue studying American Sign Language. She was born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA.