Lilly Van Gilst

Bachelor of Engineering / Arts (Chemical Engineering, International Relations and Economics)
Andrew N. Liveris Academy Scholar, 2019

Lilly is currently completing a dual Bachelor of Engineering / Arts, majoring in Chemical Engineering, International Relations and Economics. This eclectic mix of subjects is reflective of Lilly's broad interests, and her goals for a truly inter-disciplinary career.

She is a firm believer in Aristotle's philosophy that, 'The more you know, the more you know you don't know' and tries to expand her knowledge and skills in as many areas as possible.

When not studying, she can be found creating artwork for a client or upcoming exhibition, at the gym/pool, coaching junior sport, tutoring, or wishing there were more hours in the day.

She is interested the role of engineering for the future of sustainability, particularly relating to energy. With plans to study a Masters of Nuclear Engineering, it is Lilly's ultimate goal to enhance the design and efficiency of fusion power plants.

In 2019, Lilly became the recipient of a UQ Excellence Scholarship, before becoming a Liveris Scholar. She credits much of her success to the support and love of her family. Their values have sparked her desire to positively impact the world, which has been solidified through opportunities such as leading as the School Vice-Captain of St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School, completing the Duke of Edinburgh program, Engineers Without Borders workshops, and The Centenarian Portrait Project by Teenagers, as well as attending The Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia Student Leadership Conference. Lilly plans to continue to broadening her experiences and achievements as a Scholar of the Liveris Academy.

Lilly Van Gilst