About Me

Originally from Evergreen, Colorado, I received a BA in Journalism and Politics as a Johnson Scholar at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. As a student journalist, I reported for and produced the Rockbridge Report, reported for the university's student-run newspaper, and freelanced for several print publications.

As the daughter of two public school teachers, I've always been passionate about public service and education. When I traveled to Peru in high school to film a documentary about a day in the life of a young woman attending university in Cusco, I realized the importance of amplifying voices that would otherwise go unheard.

When protests broke out around the United States in June 2020, I created a podcast to share my account of the protests in Washington, DC. However, "Be the change." quickly developed to become a weekly podcast featuring young activists, advocates, and change makers from around the country and then around the world when I studied abroad for a year as a participant in the Mansfield College Visiting Student Programme at the University of Oxford.

In the fall of 2023, I will be attending Cardiff University in Wales as a Fulbright US-UK Scholar to pursue an MA in Digital Media and Society and study the intersections between social media, civic participation, politics, and journalism. I ultimately hope to work as an international correspondent between the UK and the US.

Featuring Me

Lily Mott is the host and creator of Be The Change. podcast, a podcast dedicated to sharing the stories of young people who are changing the world. In this episode, we talk about her own story and the lessons she has learned through listening to others.

Lily Mott is the host of “Be The Change” podcast where she interviews young people making a difference around the world. Lily joins the podcast to talk about her experience interviewing people as well as her experience participating in Black Lives Matter protests in the summer of 2020. Lily also reflects on her time as an undergraduate college student at Washington & Lee University as she gets ready to graduate.

The Talk of Fame Podcast got to interview Lily Mott who is the host of "Be the Change." podcast! She discusses her podcast "Be The Change.", why people should make change, using our voice, and much more.