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Lily Phillips

Educational Consultant and Founder

Lily Phillips is an Independent Educational Consultant and founder of Mindworks Educational Consulting.  Prior to launching Mindworks, Lily was an Admissions Director and Camp Director for C&! and Epsilon Camp, summer math camps for highly gifted students.  She has also served as President of PAGE (Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education), an educational nonprofit in Raleigh, NC, and has taught at North Carolina State University, John Carroll University (OH), Duke University, and UNC-Chapel Hill.

Throughout her career, Lily has helped families navigate the often complex pathways of U.S. education.  From curriculum planning for middle-school students to summer planning for beginning high-schoolers to college searches for seniors, her goal is always to find the best possible fit, helping each student reach their highest potential.

Lily earned a B.A. Cum Laude from Harvard University in English/Slavic Languages and Literatures.  She has an M.A. in Comparative Literature from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Literature from Duke University.  She has certificates in Slavic Studies, Women’s Studies, Statistics, and Independent Educational Consulting.  In addition to her work at Mindworks, she is a past School Board Member at Sterling Montessori Academy and Charter School (NC).

Lily and her husband, Rob, live in Carrboro, NC and have two children.

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