Born in Montana and raised in Tucson, Lily has spent the last seventeen years falling in love with the Sonoran Desert and surrounding Sky Islands. After two years of studying local flora and fauna during a field studies course through her high school, she decided to study at the University of Arizona and graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Sciences with an emphasis in Land, Air, and Water.
That summer she began work with the Borderlands Earth Care Youth (BECY) program in Douglas. After two seasons of summer work in Douglas, she moved to Patagonia to work year-round to help coordinate the BECY program. In 2019, she left Patagonia to work on a flower farm and teach English in Spain. This spring she made her way back home to southern Arizona to be closer to family, the mountains, and the incredible biodiversity and beauty of the area. She's lucky enough to be able to continue her passion and continued learning of dryland restoration within the Native Plant Program.
Physical Address: 1 School Street Patagonia, AZ 85624