Early Life & Education
Lily Jamali grew up in Norfolk, Virginia. She holds an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University's Stern School of Business. She also earned a Master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and a Bachelor's in English from UCLA. 
In 2012, Lily was given a travel grant by BBC's "The World" to report on public safety in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as well as the indigenous practice of Umbanda ; she also examined the impact of the Eurozone migrant crisis and the role of Catholicism has played on modern society.
While she was in Columbia, Lily Jamali won the Columbia Journalism School's Leslie Sander Social Justice Award for a documentary she co-directed and produced on Irish Americans in New York City returning to Ireland from The Bronx.
In 2014, Lily was part of the Reuters team covering the Davos World Economic Forum in January and the Aspen Ideas Festival in July.