About the author
Lily O’Connell is a member of the Public Affairs team at the United Nations Foundation. In this role, she has worked on a number of special projects, including the Social Good Summit, Earth to Paris, and +Social Good events surrounding the World Government Summit. Lily graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Diplomatic History and Hispanic Studies. Fun fact: A native of Philadelphia, Lily never hesitates to brag about cheese steaks, cream cheese, and the city’s historical significance.