When Lillian was four years old her family moved to a little house in Waterford which was surrounded by forest and freshwater streams. She quickly became fascinated with nature exploring the surrounding land. Her love for this land and its creatures inspired her to pursue a career as a biologist.
Lillian received a B.S. in Marine Biology, and a Minor in Outdoor Adventure Education, at Unity College in Maine. She then led Wilderness Backpacking and Canoe Trips for several years in the North Woods of Ely, MN. Seeing, smelling, feeling and embracing these untouched gems of wilderness had a major impact on her life. She understood the true importance of protecting and preserving the land as it naturally evolved.
Presently, she works as a full time Resources Technician for CT DEEP Inland Fisheries, hoping to eventually work with Marine Headquarters in Old Lyme as a Biologist or Research Vessel Engineer.
“I became a WLT Board member to spread land management awareness and encourage others to respect and enjoy the land I so love. There is a compelling need to protect the beautiful natural landscapes left in the area and preserve the biodiversity they represent.”