Lilian is a public policy analyst and evaluator specialized in public safety and violence prevention policies. She has conducted design and performance evaluations of programs deployed in troubled cities jointly by federal, state, and local-level governments; academic institutions; and by international assistance agencies in Northern Mexico and Honduras. Recently, she led a research team that conducted an assessment on criminal justice institutions in two post-conflict Colombian cities.
Lilian co-authored two groundbreaking reports on the implementation of the National Crime Prevention Program in Mexico for México Evalúa, a leading think tank, where she worked as Researcher for the Public Security Program, as well as an expert collaboration for the Mexico Peace Index 2013 published by the Institute for Economics and Peace. She is author of the analytical essay Public Security and Crime Prevention in Mexico: An Intermittent State published by Mexico’s Senate Belisario Domínguez Institute, Mexico’s Senate, depicting the intermittent presence of the three levels of government and its consequences on citizen security in Acapulco, Guerrero; Tijuana, Baja California; and Nuevo León.
Lilian holds a degree in Journalism from the Carlos Septién Gracía School of Journalism and a Diploma in Crime Prevention from the University of Chile.