Prior to becoming a candidate for Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2016, Lilly Wilson graduated with distinction from Concordia University's Urban Planning program, minor in Human Environment, in 2014. Lilly focuses on the interconnectivity among social planning, urban design, and development. Professional affiliations include Planning Students' Associations at Concordia (Urban Planning Association: VP Finance, Events Co-ordination) and UBC (School of Community and Regional Planning, Planning Student Association: Communications Officer), and she volunteered with the Canadian Association of Planning Students (CAPS) Conference in Montréal in 2013. Professional planning-related activities range from a research internship with Ottawa and Community Housing Corporation through an ongoing volunteer communications role with Cornerstone Housing for Women in Ottawa, Ontario. Lilly received the Outstanding Volunteer Award from Concordia in 2014 for her work with learners in the Access Centre for Students with Disabilities. Volunteering ties directly to Lilly's commitment to equitable housing access and truly complete communities.