Lily Welborn, MA

Hometown: Austin, TX 


BA International Studies and B.A. Spanish, Southwestern University, 2014 

MA International Studies, University of Denver – Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Spring 2017 

Lily is interested in inter-American diplomacy, U.S. foreign policy, and international/human security. For her undergraduate International Studies thesis, she authored, “Female Representation in Argentine and Chilean Political Institutions,” which was nominated for Southwestern University’s Shearn Writing Award. She also wrote an undergraduate Spanish thesis, “Territorio – Lugar, Género y Raza en Chocó, Colombia.” (Territory-Place, Gender, and Race in Chocó, Colombia). 

After graduating from Korbel, Lily accepted a position with the Institute of Security Studies in Pretoria, South Africa, researching transnational crime and conducting development forecasts. Lily is a native of Austin, Texas, and loves traveling and all things outdoors.