Lily Elkins is a writer, editor, and nonprofit professional. She recently returned to her native North Carolina following a decade in New Orleans, where she wrote professionally on topics of historic preservation and climate change before managing educational programming and outreach at a historic house museum. Lily is passionate about social justice and led the charge at her former museum of researching and interpreting histories of people of color and immigrants who had been previously marginalized.
She is thrilled to join the staff at Kidznotes, whose work of bringing equity, access, and opportunity to all children she has long admired. Lily holds a Bachelor of Arts in American History with minors in English and Comparative Literature from Clark University in Massachusetts. She and her longtime partner met while working at a 100-year-old fine dining Creole restaurant in the French Quarter and now live in Durham with two sweeter-than-pie rescue pitbulls and one very confident orange cat.