Lian is from the Chicagoland area and joins Voice of the Experienced as an Avodah Corps Member, devoting a year of her life to social justice and faith learning. She received her undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and Social Change and Advocacy from the (other) Loyola in Chicago. Having worked on police accountability there, she is thrilled to learn more about and fight mass incarceration at VOTE. Lian is dedicated to reforming our (in)justice systems and to putting directly impacted people first. In her role as Communications Assistant, she deeply believes more effective communication is needed to continue the revolution. Lian recently returned from a semester at the Arava Institute in the Arava Desert, where she studied environmental peacemaking in the midst of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Lian loves exercising and binging new podcasts, and is excited to do so in the New Orleans.