In 2007, Lillian graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. After graduation she joined KMPG as a Tax and Legal Adviser, where she delivered legal advice and litigated tax matters before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Federal Court of Australia. In 2009, she was admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of New South Wales. In the same year, she became an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development, and travelled to Phnom Penh to work with Pact Cambodia on an anti-corruption program.
Since 2010, she has worked as the Law Program Officer for The Asia Foundation’s Access to Justice Program in Timor-Leste. She has overseen the strategic design and delivery of a multimillion-dollar access to justice initiative, focusing on legal aid, legal education, and access to justice for women. She has also worked as a Special Projects Coordinator for the Diplomacy Training Program at UNSW Law School, and as an intern with the South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre in New Delhi.
Lillian is interested in rule of law building, access to justice, and good governance in post-conflict societies.