Originally from New York City, Lillian worked in various areas of real estate and construction in Southern California and earned her MBA from Pepperdine University.
Lillian moved to Northern California and completed a PhD in Business Administration. She began her teaching career at Golden Gate University, eventually taking a full-time faculty position at St. Mary’s College in Moraga. She was then offered the position of Director of Intensive Business, at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont. Lillian retired in 2016 and has worked in a number of volunteer positions with a focus on the older adult population.