Lily Jin, Ensian Business Manager

Lily Jin, Business Manager of the Michiganensian Yearbook for 2020-2022, is a senior from Troy, MI studying Economics within the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts with a Sweetland Center minor in Writing. She joined the yearbook on a whim at the recommendation of her peer mentor and has loved getting to know everyone on staff and being involved in the student publications world ever since.

As a freshmen, Lily joined as a designer on the business team and created digital and print advertisements for senior portraits, GradExtravaganza, and the Daily. During her second year on staff, she facilitated a rebrand of the Ensian’s marketing design to increase brand recognition through standardizing email, website, and social media aesthetics.

As Business Manager, Lily helped reconfigure cap and gown sales to a virtual format in response to the pandemic in order to accommodate students staying on campus and studying remotely. She is extremely grateful to the professional and student staff who helped package thousands of orders and attributes the sustained success of GradExtrav through this challenging period to their efforts. She also hopes to continue increasing campus awareness of the Ensian through targeted marketing to seniors and freshmen as well as supporting editorial staff by prioritizing fair pay and funding initiatives. Additionally, she is excited to safely transition business and edit activities back to in-person and promote staff bonding.

Outside the Ensian, Lily works as a Senior Office Assistant for the Science Learning Center and has also been involved in the Michigan All-Girl Competitive Cheer Team, co-founded Project WriteOn (a student org that emphasizes non-academic writing), and served as President of Society of Women in Economics. She enjoys crocheting, spending time with friends and family, and playing with her cat, Avila. After graduation, Lily will be moving to Washington D.C. to start as an Associate at Hamilton Place Strategies, a public affairs consulting firm.