Lilian Duong (she/her)
Lilian Duong, Outreach Manager, fosters strategic partnerships at the Budget Center with a focus on increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion opportunities to build a more equitable California for families with low incomes, people of color, and other Californians blocked from our state’s prosperity. Lilian develops connection and collaboration by leading programs such as the Budget Center’s in-house Empower speaker series. She also plays a key role in coordinating the Budget Power Project — an initiative aimed at increasing the budget advocacy capacity of community-based organizations — in partnership with Catalyst California and the Million Voters Project.
Before joining the Budget Center in 2020, Lilian was an associate at Dewey Square Group, where she supported and advanced various state and local campaigns across different issues areas. Previous to that, she was an intern at the California Legislature. Lilian holds a bachelor’s degree in cognitive science from University of California, Berkeley.
Lilian grew up in a single-parent, immigrant household and is a first-generation college graduate. She hails from San Gabriel Valley in Southern California and is, therefore, very picky about Chinese food. Yet she still enjoys exploring new cuisines while traveling.