A product of The Washington Post, The Lily launched in 2017. We are named after the first U.S. newspaper written and edited by women, founded in 1849.
Neema Roshania Patel is editor of The Lily. She joined The Washington Post in 2016 as a digital editor for The Post’s highly visual Select app, and went on to help launch The Lily in 2017. Before that, she worked at NPR member station WHYY as a community editor. Neema graduated from Rutgers University with a dual-degree in journalism and economics.
Maya Sugarman is video editor of The Lily. Before joining The Washington Post, she was a visual journalist at NPR affiliate KPCC in Los Angeles. Maya studied art at UCLA and grew up in Oakland, Calif.
Nneka McGuire is a multiplatform editor for The Lily. Prior to joining The Washington Post, she was real estate editor at the Chicago Tribune. She studied creative writing at Columbia University in New York, fell madly for East Coast autumns and has an enduring appetite for alliteration.
Lena Felton is a multiplatform editor for The Lily. Before joining the team, she was a politics fellow at The Atlantic. She majored in English at Harvard, but spent more time running the Harvard Crimson’s weekly magazine than reading books. She proudly hails from Marin County, Calif.
Caroline Kitchener is a staff writer for The Lily, covering all things women and gender. She is the author of “Post Grad: Five Women and Their First Year Out of College,” a nonfiction book about figuring out life after graduation. Before joining The Washington Post, she worked at the Atlantic as an associate editor, and taught English at a university in Nanchang, China. She lives with two cats, both named after Chinese dumplings.
María Alconada Brooks is an art director for The Lily. Before joining The Washington Post, she worked with the marketing team at Florida’s Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, an 80-year-old nonprofit focused on preserving biodiversity. Previously, she worked for clients such as Cartoon Network, Discovery, Home & Health and Kellogg’s. She received her graphic design degree at the Fine Arts University in La Plata, Argentina, and became a specialized illustrator at the Polytechnic University in Valencia, Spain.