Born in the wild west of China, Sichuan province, right before the start of the Cultural Revolution, Lily was raised with her two sibling brothers by illiterate working-class parents. Lily grew up facing poor living conditions, food rationing, Communist indoctrination, political, and social chaos under Mao’s communist regime. In this tumultuous environment, she quickly developed street smarts and compassion as well as the the values of perseverance and hard work.
Lily received her university law degree at Fudan University in Shanghai and served as faculty member of the law school for three years. She came over to the U.S. in 1988 to earn a Master’s degree at the University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work.
Lily worked for corporations both in Hong Kong and the U.S as a corporate executive. Lily became a Colorado small business woman and entrepreneur in 2000
Lily was nominated as a candidate by the Libertarian Party of Colorado in March of 2014 to run for the State of Representatives in District 44. She is the former state chair of the Libertarian Party of Colorado and currently serves as the State Director for Our America Initiative. Lily has announced to run for U.S. Senate in Colorado as a Libertarian on January 12, 2016.
Lily is a grassroots activist and professional speaker. She has been outspoken against Communism, Socialism, Common Core, and Gun Control. She is an inspirational speaker to many people.