Lillian (Lilly) King
Class of 2018
Major/Minor: Business Management (Major) / Marketing and Studio Art (Minors)
- Costume Shop Manager, Washington College Department of Theatre and Dance
- Vice President of Communications, Washington College’s American Marketing Association
- Costume Designer (The Elephant Man, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Spring Awakening, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, A Streetcar Named Desire)
- Assistant Costume Designer (Silent Sky)
- Member, Photography Club
What is your hometown?
I was born in Salisbury, Maryland but I only lived there for 6 months and moved a lot since then. Currently I live in Washington D.C., however, Stockholm has always felt most like home!
What is the best memory you have about WAC?
Thanks to the Career Center and alumnus Don Steele, during freshman year I had the fantastic opportunity to go to New York City and spend a day with Comedy Central’s social media marketing team.
What is your favorite place to go in or around Chestertown?
Either sitting outside of Evergrain or browsing the shelves at Book Plate, both preferably with a chai latte in hand.
What is your favorite place on campus?
The costume shop in Gibson because it gets my artistic juices flowing tangibly. It also carries happy memories, like dancing to electro-swing while doing laundry at 1 o’clock in the morning for productions and conversing with talented peers-turned-friends.
Why did you choose your major?
Even when I was little I craved a career in the creative fields, but I’ve grown to learn that business has become increasingly important to understand. Therefore, I hope that the Business Management major provides the backbone and structure I need in order to truly succeed in an artistic environment.
Do you have any advice for incoming students?
Venture outside your major. Get involved. Engage with your professors. Study hard. Seize opportunities. Dive in. Find your passions. Go deeper. Interact with your peers. Have fun. Simply put, these four years will go by fast, so make sure you make the most of them.