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Current Scholars

Lillian Hubbard


Class of: 2024
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
School: College of Arts and Science
Major(s): Molecular and Cellular Biology and Medicine, Health, and Society
Minors(s): Psychology

Lillian learned the importance of helping the vulnerable beginning with her sister Ella, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Lillian witnessed the detrimental effects of chronic illness and created “Ella’s Ellaphants,” a Walk Team to support research for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Empowered by her success with the Walk, she founded the Ella Hubbard Type 1 Diabetes Charitable Fund, providing diabetes education for 150 low-income individuals. Through these experiences, Lillian learned that she could make a life changing impact for a single person, their family, and their community. This realization continues to fuel her passion for service. 

As an Ingram Scholar, Lillian immersed herself within many organizations, including mentoring with Preston Taylor Ministries and embrACE. She served with Hands On Nashville, working collaboratively on the Community Partnerships Project to combine social justice work to produce widespread change. She also served with the McNeilly Center for Children to improve literacy outcomes. In the summer of 2022, Lillian worked with Primeros Pasos in Guatemala to create healthcare education curriculum for mothers and children. The continued goal is to spread knowledge to improve long-term community health. Lillian is excited to continue working to empower communities to be their own changemakers.