Lily Emilina Snider is a writer and artist currently living in Los Angeles, California. A native Philadelphian, she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2020 with honors in Creative Writing. She has produced works in various genres, including but not limited to: narrative nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, and songwriting. Some of her academic interests include gender & LGBTQ+ issues, the language of disability, and Jewish studies. Whilst in the Azores, she will be researching and cataloguing the longstanding history of Jewish culture in the archipelago, as well as seeking to better understand her own matrilineal Azorean crypto-Judaic roots—and writing a creative nonfiction narrative about the experience.


US Student Program – Fulbright Open Study/Research Award, with the support of the Azores Regional Government

Education: BA in English, Creative Writing Concentration / Hispanic Studies, University of Pennsylvania (2020)

Field of Study: Creative Writing

Project Title: “Bearing Witness: A Journey through Judaism in the Azores (Creative Non-Fiction)”

Host Institution, Location: Universidade de Lisboa / Câmara Municipal de Ponta Delgada, Sahar Hassamain Synagogue Museum

Grant Duration, Starting Date (month): 8 months, starting in October 2022