Meet the Staff: Lili Brown
Lili Brown '18
Lili joined our Admissions staff in December 2018 as Admissions Assistant after serving as a BSAR throughout her four years at Barnard, where she majored in History. Lili is also an alumna of the Double Degree Program with the Jewish Theological Seminary, and her second degree from JTS is in Modern Jewish Studies. Before coming back to Barnard, Lili worked as an Accessions Archivist at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research after graduation. Raised in Atlanta, Georgia with a sister who currently lives in Chicago, Lili loves connecting with students across all of her territories. Outside of application reading, Lili plans our recruitment and yield events, which include our Open Houses for prospective students as well as our events for admitted students in the Spring.
Lili uses she/her/hers pronouns.
Alaska, California (Northern, Central Valley, Imperial Valley), Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington
Why did you choose to work at Barnard?
As a high school student, I could not imagine the impact attending a historically women's college would have on my growth intellectually, socially, and emotionally. Attending a women's college was and continues to be a transformative experience, and it's so rewarding to represent that to others. Not only did I grow as a scholar at Barnard, I grew as a peer and a professional through our myriad of peer-mentoring programs and access to New York's resources. I love helping students find and articulate that eureka moment when the uniqueness of Barnard's education makes sense to them.
What is your favorite book?
The History major in me gravitates towards memoir and the best memoir out there is In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado.
What is your favorite thing to do in NYC?
I love to traverse boroughs with NYC's under-utilized ferry system!
What is your favorite place on campus?
My favorite spot on campus is the benches and tables in between Barnard Hall and the Milstein Center; the benches and tables are repurposed from the running track that used to ring around the ceiling of LeFrak Gym in Barnard Hall. They are a great way to add new outdoor seating to campus as well as maintain campus' architectural history.
What is a random fun fact about yourself?
I shop near-exclusively at Trader Joe's and I collect their location-based reusable bags! I have 27 bags from 27 different U.S. states or cities and finding a new bag for my collection is marvel like no other, especially when I find one that corresponds with my recruitment territories.