Lily Dancy-Jones was born in raised in Raleigh, NC where she attended public magnet schools. She graduated from UNC Asheville with a double major in Biology and Environmental Studies licensed to teach middle and high school science. During her time at UNCA, Lily worked as an intern for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and served as the campus biology tutor. Lily currently teaches Biology and AP Environmental Science at Clyde A. Erwin High School in Asheville, NC. She is passionate about environmental education and sustainability.