Lilly Ahmed is an Iraqi American born in Southern California, where she was raised by her immigrant parents and loving siblings. Lilly grew up with a passion for helping underserved communities and attained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) in Anthropology, concentrating in Biological Anthropology, in 2020. She has Youth experience from her past work during her undergraduate studies, and has research experience in the fields of Global and Public Health, as well as regional and cultural studies around the state of California. She is currently applying to graduate school to obtain a Masters in Public Health to concentrate in Environmental Health Sciences.
Lilly’s passion for giving back to her community continued with her volunteer work during her undergraduate studies, and she is currently part of a Youth Mental Health Advocacy Program and a Fellowship Leader Program. She is also currently the Youth Program Coordinator at Access California Services.