Lilia Monje has worked in higher education, the nonprofit sector, and public libraries. Currently, Lilia works for Multnomah County Library in the Portland Metro area. In her position as Senior Systemwide Public Library Programming coordinator Lilia develops, oversees, manages, and coordinates the events and programs offered.
Lilia came to the States as a young teen and finished her high school education in Portland, Oregon. She received her Bachelor of Public Affairs with a concentration in Public Administration from Washington State University Vancouver. Lilia holds a Master of Public Administration from Washington State University.
Lilia volunteers and is part of different initiatives because she sees informing and raising awareness as the key to moving and calling people to action. Lilia believes in the power of mobilizing and organizing. Lilia is a change agent passionate about creating a just immigration system and making the world better and works tirelessly to make that a reality.
Lilia has been a long-term OneAmerica leader in Washington State, where she has served as a member of the Grassroots Leadership Council (GRLC). She currently serves as a board member. In Clark County, Lilia is a board member for the Latino Community Resource Group of SW Washington. While completing her advanced degree, she was a Civic Voices Fellow with FUSE Washington.