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Lily Zhao

Lily Zhao

Strategic Communications Copy Editor

Lily is a passionate grammar, spelling, and punctuation enthusiast. As a senior copy editor at Axia, she is dedicated to Axia's goal of providing high-quality, engaging, and grammatically correct content. A graduate of The University of Missouri-Columbia, Lily served at the city magazine and newspaper, where she honed her writing and editing skills. She joined the team at Axia in April 2021 and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Missouri-Columbia

    • Major in journalism (magazine editing)

    • Minor in business

    • Minor in textile and apparel management

After hours

  • When Lily’s not working, she enjoys staying active by playing tennis, hiking, and doing Pilates. She also likes going on road trips, exploring national parks, trying new restaurants, and visiting wineries. To relax and unwind, she can be found baking cookies, trying new recipes, or watching Korean dramas. 

Family matters

  • Lily grew up in a suburb near Kansas City, Missouri, and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the youngest in the family and has one older brother. 

Surprising facts

  • She can speak three languages: English, Mandarin, and Minnan.

  • She has never broken any bones.

  • She picked up tennis and Pilates during the pandemic.

  • Her favorite food is ice cream, and she has a huge sweet tooth.

  • Her favorite dish to make is Taiwanese beef noodle soup.

Favorite movies

  • Inception

  • Parasite

  • Despicable Me

  • Pirates of the Caribbean

  • Alice in Wonderland