Lillian directs the foundation’s policy and advocacy strategy, forging partnerships with national organizations and federal and state policymakers to create flexible policy environments that support the exploration, replication, and transformation of high quality personalized learning systems. During her time at KnowledgeWorks, Lillian has authored a number of national publications on competency education, innovative assessments and high school redesign. Lillian came to KnowledgeWorks after directing the U.S. House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education. She spent nearly a decade on Capitol Hill advising policymakers on K-12 and higher education policy. Lillian received her Master of Public Policy degree from George Washington University and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington and Lee University.