Lilly has 15 years of experience in non-formal education as a volunteer, a youth worker and a trainer in several non-governmental organizations in Bulgaria. She has 5 years of experience as a social researcher and analyst and her research focus includes migration, integration, education, citizenship, gender studies and LGBTI rights. Lilly is passionate about social justice, youth empowerment and civic education.
In 2018, Lilly undertook the position of Coordinator of Sofia Pride – the biggest human rights event in Bulgaria. Furthermore, she is the coordinator for Sofia Pride Sports – series of sports events preceding Sofia Pride, which Bilitis introduced for the first time as part of the program of Sofia Pride 2018.
Since September 2018, Lilly is also Regional Director for Region 15 and Board Member at InterPride – world’s Pride organizers association, and since September 2019 she is also Secretary of the Board of Directors of the European Pride Organizers Association (EPOA).
Lilly holds a BA in Indian Studies (2013) and a BA in Political Science (2015) from Sofia University and MA in Sociology (Social Studies and Analyses, 2017) from UNWE.