Senior Analyst, State & Local Budgets
Lillian Patil is a Senior Analyst, State & Local Budgets at the Fines and Fees Justice Center. As part of the policy and research team, she brings a budget and public finance lens to FFJC’s efforts at the national, state, and local levels, working with advocates, policy makers, researchers, and other stakeholders exploring the intersection between public budget processes and reform advocacy related to fines and fees.
Prior to joining FFJC, Lillian worked in government budget offices, including the San Francisco Mayor’s Budget Office and the Colorado Governor’s Office of State Planning and
Budgeting. In these roles she advanced a range of policy and fiscal initiatives, from fines and fees reform to affordable housing programs, through public budget development and management processes. Prior to that work, she spent five years teaching middle school Language Arts in Denver Public Schools. She is passionate about leveraging our public budgeting processes as vehicles for policies that further racial, social, and economic justice.
Lillian holds a Master’s Degree of Public Policy from University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. from Brown University. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.