Lilly Van Gilst

Bachelor of Engineering / Arts (Chemical Engineering, International Relations and Economics)
Liveris Undergraduate Scholar

Lilly is currently completing a dual Bachelor of Engineering / Arts, majoring in Chemical Engineering and International Relations. 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, at the gym/pool, 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 understanding across the public/private/political interface regarding necessary actions and measures for the energy transition.

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 being a Student Representative with Women in Engineering, Engineers Without Borders workshops, and The Centenarian Portrait Project by Teenagers, working as a UQ tutor and mentor, 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