Lily SafranLily is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She is majoring in Political Science with a concentration in (In)Equality, Justice, and Power. At Muhlenberg, Lily works as an Assistant in alumni relations conducting research and updating records. She is originally from Chappaqua, New York, but currently resides in Arlington to attend the Luthern College Washington Semester Program, a unique internship enabling students to explore academic and professional opportunities in our nation’s capital. Lily developed a strong interest in social justice when she was accepted into an alternative high school program where she worked on projects including women’s rights, racial disparities, and the socio-economic effect of COVID-19 on various populations. With her enthusiasm for social justice issues and research, she is excited to have hands-on experiences as an intern for Virginia NOW, learning new skills so she can help create positive change on a larger scale. Lily hopes to pursue a career in policy advocacy with a nonprofit organization following graduation in May 2025.